Urban Poverty, the Economy, and Public Policy

Options for Ireland in the 1990s : a Report

Author: David Vernon Donnison

Publisher: Combat Poverty Agency


Category: Economic assistance, Domestic

Page: 134

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Category: European Economic Community countries


View: 236

Critical Evaluations of Economic Development Policies

Author: Virginia Carlson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 635

This ground-breaking text offers alternative models for critical evaluation of the values behind and the success of local-level economic development policies.

The European Community 1991/2

The Professional Reference Book for Business, Media and Government

Author: Brian Morris

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 940

European Community

A Practical Guide for Business, Media and Government

Author: Brian Morris

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 225

An explanation of European Community law and bureaucracy in everyday terms. It explains how the Community itself works, with special diagrams and information on Community institutions, policy-making bodies, and private sector agencies with whom the Community consults.

Community Economic Development

Author: Graham Haughton

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Architecture

Page: 276

View: 865

This important book examines the ways in which community economic development can contribute to local and regional regeneration. It presents a unique overview of the state of contemporary British practice in this important policy area and provides a series of fresh, theoretical, methodological and empirical insights which help us to understand ways in which communities are facing up to the challenges of devising and bringing about their own revitalisation. Community Economic Development is underpinned by the argument that much conventional regeneration work represents at best a short-term fix rather than a long-term sustainable solution to the problems of socially excluded communities. The emphasis of the book is largely on the British experience with contributions from a rich mix of new and established academics and practitioners.

Community Co-production

Social Enterprise in Remote and Rural Communities

Author: Jane Farmer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 128

Governments around the globe are promoting co-production and community social enterprise as policy strategies to address the need for local, 21st century service provision but can small communities engage spontaneously in social enterprise and what is the true potential for citizens to produce services? This book addresses a clutch of contemporary societal challenges including: aging demography and the consequent need for extended care in communities; public service provision in an era of retrenching welfare and global financial crises; service provision to rural communities that are increasingly 'hollowed out' through lack of working age people; and, how best to engender the development of community social enterprise organizations capable of providing high quality, accessible services. It is packed with information and evidence garnered from research into the environment for developing community social enterprise and co-producing services; how communities react to being asked to co-produce; what to expect in terms of the social enterprises they can produce; and, how to make them happen. This book is an antidote to the rhetoric of optimistic governments that pronounce co-production as a panacea to the challenges of providing local services and by drawing on the evidence from a 'real-life' international study will make policymakers more savvy about their aspirations for co-production, give service professionals practical strategies for working with communities, fill a gap in the academic evidence about community, as opposed to individual, social enterprise and reassure community members that they can deliver services through community social enterprise if the right partnerships and strategies are in place. Community CoProduction will appeal to students and scholars over a broad range of disciplines including development, entrepreneurship, public and social policy, economics and regional studies.

Understanding community

Politics, policy and practice

Author: Peter Somerville

Publisher: Policy Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 541

This substantially revised edition of a highly topical text draws upon theory from Marx and Bourdieu to offer a clearer understanding of community in capitalist society. The book takes a more critical look at the literature on community, community development and the politics of community, and applies this critical approach to themes introduced in the first edition on economic development, learning, health and social care, housing, and policing, taking into account the changes in policy that have taken place, particularly in the UK, since the first edition was written. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of social policy, sociology and politics as well as areas of housing and urban studies.

Junos Enterprise Routing

A Practical Guide to Junos Routing and Certification

Author: Peter Southwick

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."


Category: Computers

Page: 735

View: 229

This bestselling book serves as the go-to study guide for Juniper Networks enterprise routing certification exams. The second edition has been updated with all the services available to the Junos administrator, including the new set of flow-based security services as well as design guidelines incorporating new services and features of MX, SRX, and EX network devices.

Social Experiments in Practice: The What, Why, When, Where, and How of Experimental Design and Analysis

New Directions for Evaluation, Number 152

Author: Laura R. Peck

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 538

This issue considers social experiments in practice and how recent advances improve their value and potential applications. Although controversial, it is clear they are here to stay and are in fact increasing. With their greater abundance, experimental evaluations have stretched to address more diverse policy questions, no longer simply providing a treatment–control contrast but adding multiarm, multistage, and multidimensional (factorial) designs and analytic extensions to expose more about what works best for whom. Social experiments are also putting programs under the microscope when they are most ready for testing, enhancing the policy value of their findings. This volume provides new developments in all these areas from scholars instrumental to recent scientific advances. In some instances, established ideas are given new attention, connecting them to new opportunities to learn and inform policy. By all means, this issue aims to encourage stronger and more informative social experiments in the future. This is the 152nd issue in the New Directions for Evaluation series from Jossey-Bass. It is an official publication of the American Evaluation Association.