Governing the Present

Administering Economic, Social and Personal Life
Author: Nikolas Rose,Peter Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745654924
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 423
The literature on governmentality has had a major impact across the social sciences over the past decade, and much of this has drawn upon the pioneering work by Peter Miller and Nikolas Rose. This volume will bring together key papers from their work for the first time, including those that set out the basic frameworks, concepts and ethos of this approach to the analysis of political power and the state, and others that analyse specific domains of the conduct of conduct, from marketing to accountancy, and from the psychological management of organizations to the government of economic life. Bringing together empirical papers on the government of economic, social and personal life, the volume demonstrates clearly the importance of analysing these as conjoint phenomena rather than separate domains, and questions some cherished boundaries between disciplines and topic areas. Linking programmes and strategies for the administration of these different domains with the formation of subjectivities and the transformation of ethics, the papers cast a new light on some of the leading issues in contemporary social science modernity, democracy, reflexivity and individualisation. This volume will be indispensable for all those, from whatever discipline in the social sciences, who have an interest in the concepts and methods necessary for critical empirical analysis of power relations in our present.

New Forms of Governing

A Foucauldian inspired analysis
Author: P. Triantafillou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137284595
Category: Political Science
Page: 213
View: 7934
Triantafillou analyzes the changing ways of governing the public sector and the ways in which public organizations have become the target of interventions seeking to improve their efficiency and quality. He exposes how political and social science theories were adopted in often unpredictable ways in the process of reforming the public sector.

The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 7823

Realist Criminology

Author: R. Matthews
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137445718
Category: Social Science
Page: 179
View: 7708
This book challenges contemporary criminological thinking, providing a thorough critique of mainstream criminology, including both liberal criminology and administrative criminology. It sets a new agenda for theoretical and practical engagement, and for creating a more effective and just criminal justice system.

The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time

Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
View: 6706

Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality

Author: Jack Z. Bratich,Jeremy Packer,Cameron McCarthy
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791456641
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 369
View: 1350
Applies Foucault's ideas to a cultural studies framework.

Governing as Governance

Author: Jan Kooiman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761940364
Category: Political Science
Page: 249
View: 9291
The central theme of Jan Kooiman's book is the notion of governance as a process of interaction between different societal and political actors and the growing interdependencies between the two as modern societies become ever more complex, diverse and dynamic.

Governing the World

The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present
Author: Mark Mazower
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0143123947
Category: History
Page: 475
View: 8769
A majestic narrative reckoning with the forces that have shaped the nature and destiny of the world's governing institutions The story of global cooperation is a tale of dreamers goading us to find common cause in remedying humanity's worst problems. But international institutions are also tools for the powers that be to advance their own interests. Mark Mazower's Governing the World tells the epic, two-hundred-year story of that inevitable tension--the unstable and often surprising alchemy between ideas and power. From the rubble of the Napoleonic empire in the nineteenth century through the birth of the League of Nations and the United Nations in the twentieth century to the dominance of global finance at the turn of the millennium, Mazower masterfully explores the current era of international life as Western dominance wanes and a new global balance of powers emerges.

International Organization and Integration

Organizations related to the United Nations
Author: Paul J. G. Kapteyn,R.H. Lauwaars,P.H. Kooijmans
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789024726578
Category: Law
Page: 796
View: 7128

The Special Law Governing Public Service Corporations

And All Others Engaged in Public Employment
Author: Bruce Wyman
Publisher: Beard Books
ISBN: 1587980924
Category: Law
Page: 672
View: 493

Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century

Author: Don Phares
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 0765631571
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
View: 8677
While government provides the structure of public leadership, governance is the art of public leadership. This timely book examines current trends in metropolitan governance issues. It analyzes specific cases from thirteen major metropolitan regions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, all woven together by an overall framework established in the first three chapters. The distinguished contributors address such governance issues as city-county consolidation, local-federal coordination, annexation and special districting, and private contracting, with special attention to lessons learned from both successes and failures. As urban governance innovations have clearly outpaced urban government structures in recent years, the topics covered here are especially relevant.

The Allocation of Power in the Enlarged ECB Governing Council

An Assessment of the ECB Rotation Model
Author: Ansgar Belke,Barbara Styczynska
Publisher: CEPS
ISBN: 9290795336
Category: Balance of power
Page: 38
View: 5346
This study analyses the allocation of power in the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) as it enlarges to accommodate new members of the economic and monetary union. For this purpose, classical power indices that have their origin in solutions of cooperative games are applied. First, an assessment is made of the effects of enlargement on the voting power of different subgroups of the Governing Council that arise in the wake of the continuous accession process. Second, a systematic comparison is carried out of the status quo role ('one member, one vote') with respect to the voting power of the ECB Executive Board and to the representativeness of European monetary policy, along with the potential for its re-nationalisation.

The Laws of the Sun

The Spiritual Laws & History Governing Past, Present & Future
Author: Ryūhō Ōkawa
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781930051621
Category: Religion
Page: 188
View: 650
The Laws of the Sun is the first in a trilogy of volumes that includes The Laws of Eternity and The Golden Laws. What is the nature of spirit and soul? What are the universal spiritual laws and how can we learn to live in harmony with them? What really happens when we die? In this powerful book, author and teacher Ryuho Okawa reveals the transcendent nature of consciousness and the secrets of our multidimensional universe and our place in it. By understanding the natural laws of the universe and following the Buddhist Eightfold Path, he believes we can speed up our eternal process of development. The Laws of the Sun shows the way to realize true happiness--a happiness that continues from this world through the other. The book's modern interpretation of traditional Buddhist teachings addresses many vital issues including how our thoughts influence reality and the different stages of spiritual and human love.

Governing Animals

Animal Welfare and the Liberal State
Author: Kimberly K. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199977178
Category: Law
Page: 240
View: 3743
What is the role of government in protecting animal welfare? What principles should policy makers draw on as they try to balance animal welfare against human liberty? Much has been written in recent years on our moral duties towards animals, but scholars and activists alike have neglected the important question of how far the state may go to enforce those duties. Kimberly K. Smith fills that gap by exploring how liberal political principles apply to animal welfare policy. Focusing on animal welfare in the United States, Governing Animals begins with an account of the historical relationship between animals and the development of the American liberal welfare state. It then turns to the central theoretical argument: Some animals (most prominently pets and livestock) may be considered members of the liberal social contract. That conclusion justifies limited state intervention to defend their welfare - even when such intervention may harm human citizens. Taking the analysis further, the study examines whether citizens may enjoy property rights in animals, what those rights entail, how animals may be represented in our political and legal institutions, and what strategies for reform are most compatible with liberal principles. The book takes up several policy issues along the way, from public funding of animal rescue operations to the ethics of livestock production, animal sacrifice, and animal fighting. Beyond even these specific policy questions, this book asks what sort of liberalism is suitable for the challenges of the twenty-first century. Smith argues that investigating the political morality of our treatment of animals gives us insight into how to design practices and institutions that protect the most vulnerable members of our society, thus making of our shared world a more fitting home for both humans and the nonhumans to which we are so deeply connected.

Governing Jerusalem

Again on the World's Agenda
Author: Ira Sharkansky
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814325926
Category: Political Science
Page: 245
View: 7872
Rather than focus on what might happen, the book explains the city's governance by viewing, the period since 1967 against events and emotions much older. Two chapters survey the city's history from biblical times to the present. Subsequent chapters describe the institutions of Israeli government that are relevant to the city; the social, economic, and political setting in which governance occurs; and the style and substance of policymaking. The final chapter evaluates the quality of contemporary governance, explains issues that are prominent on agendas of one or another interested party, and offers alternative scenarios of what might occur.

Manual for Drafting Ilo Instruments

Author: N.A
Publisher: International Labour Organization
ISBN: 9221186156
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 135
View: 2763

Governing the World Trade Organization

Past, Present and Beyond Doha
Author: Thomas Cottier,Manfred Elsig
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139501267
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 5578
Like many other international organizations, the World Trade Organization stands at a crossroads. There is an obvious imbalance between the organization's dispute settlement arm and its negotiation platform. While its current rules, supported by a strong dispute settlement system, have provided some buffering against the negative effects of the financial crises, its negotiation machinery has not produced any substantial outcomes since the late 1990s. It has become obvious that the old way of doing business does not work any more and fresh ideas about governing the organization are needed. Based on rigorous scholarship, this volume of essays offers critical readings on the functioning of the system and provides policy-relevant ideas that go beyond incremental redesign but avoid the trap of romantic scenarios.

The present state of Trinity college in Cambridge

in a letter from Dr. Bentley, master of the said college, to the Right Reverend John Lord Bishop of Ely. Publish'd for general information by a gentleman of the Temple ...
Author: Richard Bentley
Publisher: N.A
Page: 87
View: 8971

International Labour Law

Author: N. Valticos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401744025
Category: Law
Page: 267
View: 6341
This text was prepared as a monograph for the International Encyclopaedia for Labour Law and Industrial Relations. It is based on a more detailed work which appeared in French in 1970 and in Spanish in 1977. The material was brought up to date and recast to correspond to the type of monographs con tained in the Encyclopaedia, which were aimed at providing concise, but reasonably detailed information and analysis of national laws and practice. Thus indications concerning the historical background, important as they may be in the present case, as well as the discussion of a number of theoretical questions, have had to be considerably reduced. However, detailed, up-to date information is provided on the system of international labour standards and on the substantive provisions of the most important of these international instruments. As part of the Encyclopaedia for Labour Law and Industrial Relations, the present study will most probably reach those engaged in research in the field of labour law, as well as many employers' organisations and a large section of the trade union movement. However, it has been considered useful to publish the study also in book form to facilitate its use in wider circles such as university teachers and students, diplomats, politicians, international lawyers, and those engaged in daily trade union activities. Table of Contents List of Abbreviations 15 Introduction 17 CHAPTER I. HISTORICAL AND GENERAL BACKGROUND 17 § 1. Definition 17 §2. Historical development 17 §3.