Download E-books Ethical Dilemmas in Public Policy: The Dynamics of Social Values in the East-West Context of Hong Kong (Governance and Citizenship in Asia) PDF

This ebook employs a distinct interdisciplinary method of study varied moral dilemmas in public coverage, employing values and ideas to ascertain important coverage and public matters which are grounded in functional realities (by integrating philosophy, political technological know-how, legislations, coverage reports etc.), thereby bringing clean insights to governance. construction at the nascent scholarly literature at the position of values in governance, it makes a speciality of interpreting “social values in public coverage” within the East-West context of Hong Kong, yielding new insights on the right way to in attaining solid governance by means of reflecting on public affairs and coverage matters from a social values standpoint. The booklet can be of curiosity to researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate scholars within the fields of philosophy, political technological know-how, public coverage and social technology mostly, whereas politicians, public directors, coverage researchers and different execs (e.g. academics, newshounds, social employees, medical professionals etc.) from either East and West will locate it stimulating and positive. The publication bargains well-founded examining and reference fabric for citizenship schooling, e.g. as educating fabrics, particularly for normal schooling classes at universities and Liberal reports and humanities curricula in secondary faculties. It additionally offers meals for concept at the a part of basic citizens.

“This could be an important and detailed e-book within the research of moral pluralism and
public coverage in Hong Kong.”
– Professor Sonny Lo Shiu Hing
“Public coverage either displays and shapes social values and social norms. even though, the so-
cial values and moral dimensions of public coverage are usually left implicit and unexplored
in coverage research and coverage formula. the massive questions – what sort of society do
we are looking to create? what's at stake right here? Whose values? – are debated and discussed
in another context that is extra far away from the utilized global of policymaking.
This publication takes a unique place and places moral concerns and social values up entrance in
an exploration of a few key public coverage concerns in Hong Kong. In doing so, the
book makes a truly well timed intervention in Hong Kong’s more and more contentious public
affairs and makes a tremendous contribution to the overall literature.”
– Professor Ray Forrest

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Download E-books E-Government: Information, Technology, and Transformation (Advances in Management Information Systems) PDF

This ebook offers a citizen-centric point of view of the twin elements of e-government and e-governance. E-government> refers back to the perform of on-line public reporting by means of executive to electorate, and to provider supply through the net. E-governance represents the tasks for voters to take part and supply their opinion on executive websites.

This quantity within the Public strategies guide Series specializes in numerous e-government projects from the USA and in another country, and should support advisor public provider practitioners of their transformation to e-government. The publication offers vital suggestions and proposals orientated in the direction of practitioners, and makes an important contribution to e-government through showcasing profitable types and highlighting the teachings discovered within the implementation processes.

Chapter insurance includes:

  • Online financial transparency
  • Performance reporting
  • Improving citizen participation
  • Privacy concerns in e-governance
  • Internet voting
  • E-government on the neighborhood point

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Download E-books Increasing Returns and Efficiency PDF

By Martine Quinzii

Expanding returns to scale is a space in economics that has lately develop into the focal point of a lot recognition. whereas such a lot enterprises function below consistent or reducing go back to scale on their suitable diversity of construction, a few corporations produce items or companies with a know-how which shows expanding returns to scale at degrees of construction that are huge relative to the marketplace. those items are an enormous element of financial job in a contemporary financial system and are usually commodities produced both by means of a public zone or, as within the united states, by means of regulated utilities. during this research, the writer analyzes expanding returns utilizing basic equilibrium thought take into consideration the interactions among creation within the public and the non-public zone, and the results of financing the general public zone at the redistribution of income.

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Download E-books Case Research in Public Management PDF

By David E McNabb

Hugely readable and non-technical, this instruction manual is designed to assist scholars and non-profit managers achieve a operating wisdom of the rules and practices of accomplishing qualitative case examine examine in public agencies. This ebook is a motherload of useful and complete tips to making plans, accomplishing, reading, and reporting case learn undertaking findings. McNabb starts with a close purpose for using the case learn technique in public management, non-profit organisations, and political technology. Then it presents step by step directions on the best way to behavior single-case, multicase, and meta-analysis study, with instructions on organizing and writing the case record. Case study in Public administration additionally contains many examples of case stories in quite a lot of very important themes in public management, together with functionality administration, sustainable govt, expertise administration, defense matters, emergency and catastrophe administration, social and wellbeing and fitness prone, infrastructure, public transportation, and remodeling the paintings of presidency.

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Download E-books Good Government: The Relevance of Political Science PDF

'Everyone desires solid executive, yet how will we understand once we have it? The path-breaking caliber of presidency Institute cuts during the tiresome ideological debate with theoretically grounded empirical analyses of the elements, measures, and results of excellent govt. The e-book s participants display the relevance of political technological know-how, they usually achieve this with arguments and facts that are supposed to increase coverage and, eventually, people's lives.'
- Margaret Levi, collage of Washington, US

'All too usually this day learn in political technology is inappropriate and uninspiring, shying clear of the 'big' questions that really subject in people's lives. stable govt shows that this doesn't must be the case. Tackling many of the 'biggest' questions of the modern period - what's reliable govt? the place does it come from? How can it's measured and the way does it topic? - this e-book will turn out priceless to teachers and coverage makers alike.'
- Sheri Berman, Barnard university, US

'What is 'Good Government?' Few doubt that it really is larger to have a 'good executive' than a 'bad' one, yet few people have inspiration conscientiously approximately what makes for solid executive vs. undesirable. Sören Holmberg and Bo Rothstein s very good quantity is helping fill during this hole. notwithstanding the ebook is greater than this, the point of interest on corruption is especially attention-grabbing. we all know that corruption is 'bad' yet the place does it come from? Why are a few legislatures extra corrupt than others? Why does the media occasionally collude? Why are ladies much less simply corrupted than males? those are only many of the many desirable questions this quantity explores. via bridging democratic concept, public coverage and institutional research, it's one of many first to provide us a few sensible perception into the evidently vital query: what makes a few governments 'better' than others?'
- Sven Steinmo, eu college Institute, Italy

In all societies, the standard of presidency associations is of the maximum value for the overall healthiness of its voters. difficulties like excessive boy or girl mortality, loss of entry to secure water, disappointment and poverty are usually not basically attributable to an absence of technical gear, potent medicinal drugs or different varieties of wisdom generated via the average or engineering sciences. as an alternative, the severe challenge is that most of the world's inhabitants dwell in societies that experience dysfunctional govt associations. crucial concerns mentioned within the booklet comprise: how can solid executive be conceptualized and measured, what are the consequences of 'bad govt' and the way can the standard of presidency be improved?

Good Government will end up beneficial for college kids in political technology, public coverage and public management. Researchers in political technological know-how and the social sciences, in addition to coverage analysts operating in executive, foreign and self sustaining coverage corporations also will locate lots to curiosity them during this imaginitive compendium.

Contributors: E. Andersson, M. Bauhr, N. Charron, C. Dahlström, M.A. Färdigh, S. Holmberg, V. Lapuente, S.I. Lindberg, N. Nasiritousi, H. Oscarsson, A. Persson, B. Rothstein, M. Samanni, M. Sjöstedt, H.O. Stensöta, J. Teorell, L. Wängnerud

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Download E-books The New Public Management: Lessons from Innovating Governors and Mayors PDF

This quantity brings jointly the cutting edge rules of 21 of America's prime governors and mayors expressed of their personal phrases. The e-book positive factors contributions conscientiously gathered and chosen over numerous years, together with chapters through former Governors George Bush of Texas and Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin and Mayors Giuliani and Daley of recent York and Chicago respectively.
The editors have solid those different contributions in the framework of "the New Public Management", whose major components are: (1) reverting to center features; (2) devolving authority and decentralizing; (3) "rightsizing", or proscribing the scale and scope of presidency; (4) restoring civil society; (5) adopting marketplace ideas; (6) handling for effects, enjoyable electorate, and retaining govt liable; (7) empowering staff, electorate, and groups; and (8) introducing e-government and smooth technology.

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Download E-books The Oxford Handbook of Regulation (Oxford Handbooks) PDF

Rules is frequently regarded as an task that restricts behaviour and forestalls the incidence of sure bad actions, however the effect of legislation is also permitting or facilitative, as while a marketplace may perhaps possibly be chaotic if out of control. This Handbook offers a transparent and authoritative dialogue of the foremost tendencies and concerns in rules over the past thirty years, including an summary of potential advancements. It brings jointly contributions from prime students from quite a number disciplines and international locations.

Each bankruptcy bargains a extensive review of key present matters and gives an research of alternative views on these concerns. stories in several jurisdictions and insights from a variety of disciplines are drawn upon, and specific consciousness is paid to the demanding situations which are encountered while particular ways are utilized in perform. participants improve their very own special arguments in terms of the imperative matters in law and follow scholarly rigour and transparent writing to issues of excessive policy-relevance. The essays are unique, available, and agenda-setting, and the Handbook could be crucial examining either to scholars and researchers and to with regulatory and controlled professionals.

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Download E-books Organizational Interoperability in E-Government: Lessons from 77 European Good-Practice Cases PDF

By Herbert Kubicek

In the e-government examine neighborhood in addition to in lots of nationwide e-government courses, interoperability is greatly obvious as a key consider constructing powerful and engaging e-services. there's additionally contract that interoperability encompasses not just mere technical criteria and interfaces, but additionally comprises organizational, felony, and cultural features. a number of interoperability frameworks were brought on nationwide and foreign degrees, and proposals were made for the variation of firm architectures within the public sector.

Common to a lot of these methods is their top-down deductive method, which doesn't attach rather well to the true international of e-government initiatives. against this, during this quantity, that is in response to empirical examine, the authors introduce a bottom-up inductive method of take care of the demanding situations of interoperability-related governance. in accordance with so-called “good-practice” instances of interoperability in e-government, they derive techniques and classifications that support to discover and examine similarities and adjustments among the instances. for that reason, they current an empirically dependent conceptual framework that information the choices for IT governance of interoperability in govt. furthermore, their findings additionally give the chance to seriously investigate and enhance different current frameworks.

With this paintings, which mixes diverse thematic foci in addition to a ecu and a US heritage the authors situate empirical ends up in the wider context of theoretical and political mirrored image. hence they supply insights into strategic offerings for CIOs in e-government at a countrywide or neighborhood point, reports and classes realized for managers and builders in e-government initiatives, and a tremendous set of empirical information for administrative and political scientists.

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Download E-books Networks Governance, Partnership Management and Coalitions Federation (Governance and Public Management) PDF

This e-book explores the governance of networks. A network's governance mechanisms are in accordance with belief and self belief, which transcend an easy financial good judgment. because the network's barriers extend to incorporate clusters of companies and stakeholders and the emergence of coalitions of every kind, the belief will steadily dilute and the network's unifying position may be misplaced. The association then evolves into the shape of a community of networks, the place the problem is to assemble coalitions. utilizing examples from the eu Union and the neighborhood health and wellbeing Federation of Networks, this e-book explores the political and socio-economic demanding situations, together with the choice making and department of projects, confronted via community organisations which flow to a federation version of governance.

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