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
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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
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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.

Realist Criminology


Author: R. Matthews
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137445718
Category: Social Science
Page: 179
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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 Citizen Machine

Governing by Television in 1950s America
Author: Anna McCarthy
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595585966
Category: History
Page: 352
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The Citizen Machine is the untold political history of television’s formative era. Historian Anna McCarthy goes behind the scenes of early television programming, revealing that long before the age of PBS, leaders from business, philanthropy, and social reform movements as well as public intellectuals were all obsessively concerned with TV’s potential to mold the right kind of citizen. Based on years of path-breaking archival work, The Citizen Machine sheds new light on the place of television in the postwar American political landscape.

Foucault, Cultural Studies, and Governmentality


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

The Parliamentary Debates for the Year 1803 to the Present Time


Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: N.A
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Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
Page: N.A
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Governing as Governance


Author: Jan Kooiman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446230910
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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The concept of `governance' has become a central catchword across the social and political sciences. In Governing and Governance, Jan Kooiman revisits and develops his seminal work in the field to map and demonstrate the utility of a sociopolitical perspective to our understanding of contemporary forms of governing, governance and governability. A central underlying theme of the 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, dynamic and diverse. Drawing upon a wide range of interdisciplinary insights, the book advances a comprehensive conceptual framework that seeks to capture the different elements, modes and orders of governing and governance. A series of useful distinctions are employed, for example, between self, `co', and hierarchical modes, and between first, second, or meta orders to illustrate the many different structures and levels of modern governance today. Theoretically rich and illuminating, Governing and Governance will be essential reading for all students and academics across the social and political sciences, public management and public administration.

Governing the Firm

Workers' Control in Theory and Practice
Author: Gregory K. Dow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521522212
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 323
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This book provides case studies of worker-controlled firms and surveys available evidence on their behavior.

Governing the World

The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present
Author: Mark Mazower
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101595892
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
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The story of global cooperation between nations and peoples is a tale of dreamers goading us to find common cause in remedying humanity’s worst problems. But international institutions have also provided a tool for the powers that be to advance their own interests and stamp their imprint on the world. Mark Mazower’s Governing the World tells the epic story of that inevitable and irresolvable tension—the unstable and often surprising alchemy between ideas and power. From the beginning, the willingness of national leaders to cooperate has been spurred by crisis: the book opens in 1815, amid the rubble of the Napoleonic Empire, as the Concert of Europe was assembled with an avowed mission to prevent any single power from dominating the continent and to stamp out revolutionary agitation before it could lead to war. But if the Concert was a response to Napoleon, internationalism was a response to the Concert, and as courts and monarchs disintegrated they were replaced by revolutionaries and bureaucrats. 19th century internationalists included bomb-throwing anarchists and the secret policemen who fought them, Marxist revolutionaries and respectable free marketeers. But they all embraced nationalism, the age’s most powerful transformative political creed, and assumed that nationalism and internationalism would go hand in hand. The wars of the twentieth century saw the birth of institutions that enshrined many of those ideals in durable structures of authority, most notably the League of Nations in World War I and the United Nations after World War II. Throughout this history, we see that international institutions are only as strong as the great powers of the moment allow them to be. The League was intended to prop up the British empire. With Washington taking over world leadership from Whitehall, the United Nations became a useful extension of American power. But as Mazower shows us, from the late 1960s on, America lost control over the dialogue and the rise of the independent Third World saw a marked shift away from the United Nations and toward more pliable tools such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. From the 1990s to 2007, Governing the World centers on a new regime of global coordination built upon economic rule-making by central bankers and finance ministers, a regime in which the interests of citizens and workers are trumped by the iron logic of markets. Now, the era of Western dominance of international life is fast coming to an end and a new multi-centered global balance of forces is emerging. We are living in a time of extreme confusion about the purpose and durability of our international institutions. History is not prophecy, but Mark Mazower shows us why the current dialectic between ideals and power politics in the international arena is just another stage in an epic two-hundred-year story.

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
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Governing Metropolitan Regions in the 21st Century


Author: Donald Phares
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317469585
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 1974
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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.

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
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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
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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.

Governing Animals

Animal Welfare and the Liberal State
Author: Kimberly K. Smith
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199977178
Category: Law
Page: 240
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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
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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.

Governance as Social and Political Communication


Author: Henrik Paul Bang
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719061547
Category: Political Science
Page: 271
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Governance and governmentality are among the most popular new ideas in the political sciences, most notably in the fields of social and political theory, public administration, politics and sociology. As ever, debates within disciplines rarely transcend disciplinary boundaries but this volume gathers contributors from all these fields to discuss the transition to governance in both theory and practice. It seeks not only to identify, describe and evaluate the contribution of each discipline but also to bring them together by examining their respective contributions to polity, politics and policies. France, Germany, the Netherlands and the US. It adopts an anti-foundational approach to deconstruct the essentialist discourses endemic to each discipline and the disciplinary traditions of each country. Notions such as steering and control in public administration, identities and domination in sociology, and the community and the self in social and political theory are analysed in depth. The text demonstrates clearly how the distinctive traditions of each discipline lead them to construct overlapping but distinct ideas about the institutions, politics and policies of governance. graduate students of politics, especially political theory.