Das politische System der Volksrepublik China by Sebastian Heilmann

By Sebastian Heilmann

Die Volksrepublik China wird zunehmend als politische und wirtschaftliche Großmacht sowie als strategischer Konkurrent der united states wahrgenommen. Das Verständnis für die Voraussetzungen und Risiken des chinesischen Aufstiegs aber ist in der westlichen Öffentlichkeit nur gering. In diesem Buch finden sich kompakt und übersichtlich präsentierte Informationen, systematische Analysen und abgewogene Beurteilungen zur jüngsten Entwicklung in China. Innenpolitische Kräfteverschiebungen werden im Zusammenhang mit tief greifenden wirtschaftlichen, gesellschaftlichen und außenpolitischen Veränderungen dargelegt. Die Hauptkapitel behandeln Fragen der politischen Führung, der politischen Institutionen, des Verhältnisses von Staat und Wirtschaft sowie von Staat und Gesellschaft. Abschließende Kapitel gehen auf Chinas Rolle in der internationalen Politik und auf Perspektiven der zukünftigen Entwicklung ein. Das Buch basiert auf einer umfassenden Auswertung chinesischer Quellen und auf dem neuesten Stand der internationalen Chinaforschung.

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Global Corruption Report: 2003 (Transparency International) by Transparency International

By Transparency International

The worldwide Corruption file is an annual assessment of the nation of corruption all over the world, released by way of Transparency foreign, the world’s best anti-corruption NGO. Corruption is without doubt one of the maximum demanding situations of the modern global. It undermines solid executive, essentially distorts public coverage, results in the misallocation of assets, harms the personal region and area improvement and especially hurts the terrible. The GCR comprises nearby stories on each zone on the planet deciding upon demanding situations and successes within the struggle opposed to corruption. It additionally explores other forms of corruption, measures being taken to struggle corruption, region-wide traits and the standards that specify those developments. the information and study component to the record includes numerous corruption-related indices and information surveys, drawn from a variety of enterprises reminiscent of the OECD, IMF, global financial institution, UNDP and Pricewaterhousecoopers. The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), which ranks nations from the least to such a lot corrupt is usually a part of the file. during this year’s variation, Finland is ranked number one with Bangladesh coming in because the such a lot corrupt state. the us got here in at sixteenth place in the back of Britain (13th) and sooner than France (23rd). This 12 months there's additionally a different concentration part, which appears at entry to info. as well as an outline of the problems, there are distinctive appears to be like at campaigning, e-government, corporation disclosure, media’s function and freedom of knowledge laws. the worldwide CORRUPTION file IS aimed toward a large viewers: it's crucial interpreting for policy-makers – with corruption now on the centre of the coverage schedule throughout a lot of the realm, policy-makers needs to keep up a correspondence with fresh study. enterprise executives are more and more spotting the necessity to take anti-corruption measures – the GCR presents a powerful case for motion and addresses the various measures being taken by way of companies. newshounds will locate documented within the GCR updated exams of corruptions in lots of nations worldwide, and impressive new information and learn findings. Civil society activists engaged within the struggle opposed to corruption and comparable struggles will locate information of activities taken through civil society teams in different places on this planet and key global advancements. For teachers and scholars in lots of fields, the GCR either presents a tremendous annual list and includes specialist checks and up to date empirical findings from quite a lot of researchers. The file is correct to all these learning governance, no matter if within the fields of political technology, diplomacy, economics, legislations, public zone administration or improvement reports. it's also key analyzing for college students of industrial and administration who're focused on company ethics.

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Access Denied. Practice and Policy of Global Internet by Ronald J. Deibert, John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski,

By Ronald J. Deibert, John G. Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Jonathan Zittrain

Many nations around the globe block or filter out net content material, denying entry to information—often approximately politics, but additionally in terms of sexuality, tradition, or religion—that they deem too delicate for traditional electorate. entry Denied records and analyzes web filtering practices in over 3 dozen nations, delivering the 1st conscientiously carried out research of this accelerating pattern. net filtering occurs in at the very least 40 states world wide together with many nations in Asia and the center East and North Africa. similar net content material keep an eye on mechanisms also are in position in Canada, the U.S., and a cluster of nations in Europe. Drawing on a just-completed survey of world net filtering undertaken through the OpenNet Initiative (a collaboration of the Berkman middle for net and Society at Harvard legislations institution, the Citizen Lab on the collage of Toronto, the Oxford net Institute at Oxford college, and the collage of Cambridge) and counting on paintings by means of neighborhood specialists and an intensive community of researchers, entry Denied examines the political, criminal, social, and cultural contexts of web filtering in those states from quite a few views. Chapters speak about the mechanisms and politics of net filtering, the strengths and obstacles of the know-how that powers it, the relevance of overseas legislations, moral concerns for firms that provide states with the instruments for blockading and filtering, and the consequences of net filtering for activist groups that more and more depend upon net applied sciences for speaking their missions. experiences on net content material law in 40 varied international locations stick to, with each one kingdom profile outlining the categories of content material blocked by means of class and documenting key findings. Contributors : Ross Anderson, Malcolm Birdling, Ronald Deibert, Robert Faris, Vesselina Haralampieva, Steven Murdoch, Helmi Noman, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, Mary Rundle, Nart Villeneuve, Stephanie Wang, and Jonathan Zittrain

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Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies, Update Edition, by John W. Kingdon

By John W. Kingdon

Kingdon s landmark paintings on time table surroundings and coverage formation is drawn from interview performed with humans in and round the U.S. federal govt, and from case experiences, govt records, occasion systems, press assurance, and public opinion surveys. whereas different works learn how coverage concerns are made up our minds, Kingdon s publication was once the 1st to contemplate how matters obtained to be matters. This enduring paintings makes an attempt to respond to the questions: How do matters come to officers consciousness? How are the choices from which they pick out generated? How is the governmental schedule set? Why does an idea s time come while it does? Longman is proud to announce that Agendas, possible choices, and Public rules has been reissued during this Longman Classics version, that includes a brand new epilogue: health and wellbeing Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. evaluating the Clinton management in 1993 with the Obama management in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how time table atmosphere, actors, and choices have an effect on public coverage.

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Handbook of Social Justice Theory and Research by Clara Sabbagh, Manfred Schmitt

By Clara Sabbagh, Manfred Schmitt

The foreign Society for Justice study (ISJR) goals to supply a platform for interdisciplinary justice students who're inspired to provide and trade their rules. This trade has yielded a fruitful boost of theoretical and empirically-oriented justice research.

This quantity substantiates this educational legacy and the study customers of the ISJR within the box of justice idea and learn. integrated are issues and subject matters similar to the speculation of the justice rationale, the mapping of the multifaceted kinds of justice (distributive, procedural) and justice in context-bound spheres (e.g. non-humans). It offers a complete "state of the paintings" assessment within the box of justice examine concept and it places forth an time table for destiny interdisciplinary and overseas justice examine. it really is worthy noting that authors during this proposed quantity signify ISJR's top scholarship. hence, the compilation in their study inside a unmarried framework exposes power readers to top of the range educational paintings that embodies the prior, present and destiny traits of justice learn.

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Managing Europe from Home: The changing face of European by Scott James

By Scott James

As of the longest serving best ministers in Europe, Tony Blair and Bertie Ahern have been in strength in the course of the most tumultuous sessions of ecu integration. This publication deals a distinct and interesting perception into how they spoke back to the calls for and possibilities of ecu Union club on the nationwide point. Drawing on broad interviews with key figures, it explores how the 2 leaders sought to significantly reshape the european policy-making technique within the united kingdom and eire so as to extra their strategic coverage agendas. It asks 3 key questions: How did the nationwide european coverage strategy switch among 1997 and 2007? To what volume did the united kingdom and Irish coverage approaches converge or diverge? Did the reforms improve the projection of nationwide policy?
These very important empirical and comparative questions are relating to broader theoretical and conceptual debates touching on Europeanization. by way of using hugely leading edge conceptual and analytical frameworks, the publication considers what those reforms let us know concerning the nature of the "EU influence" in several member states. Do governments easily comply with EU-level pressures for switch or try and adapt strategically as a way to maximize their impact? Are the alterations as a result of political organisation or do they derive from longer-term structural advancements in Brussels? those well timed questions may be of serious curiosity to either scholars and teachers of ecu, British, and Irish politics, coverage practitioners inside govt, in addition to a person thinking about knowing the politics and guidelines that outlined those influential top ministers.

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The Environment and Social Policy (Gildredge Social Policy by Michael Cahill

By Michael Cahill

Concentrating on human welfare and the surroundings from a social coverage standpoint, this article exhibits how environmental issues have gotten more and more vital to policy-making and discusses the jobs of critical and native govt on the subject of environmental issues.The setting and Social coverage covers the next modern issues: sustainability, neighborhood schedule 21, eco-friendly principles, environmental future health, housing and concrete improvement, nutrition, paintings and globalisation. every one bankruptcy begins with an summary of the subject and ends with a listing of key issues and a advisor to extra interpreting. center techniques are truly defined and illustrated all through this article which gives scholars with a concise and up to date precis of what they should recognize.

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Nations of Immigrants: Australia and the USA Compared by John Higley, John Nieuwenhuysen, Stine Neerup

By John Higley, John Nieuwenhuysen, Stine Neerup

This well timed publication examines the massive surges in immigration because the mid-1990s in Australia and the USA, of the world's most vital settler-receiving nations.

Australia's shift to a points-based, skills-oriented process is contrasted with the political impasse that has avoided any simple swap in US immigration coverage in this interval. concentrating on immigration coverage tendencies, results on labour markets, successes and screw ups in integrating great numbers of recent immigrants, and the way forward for multiculturalism, the booklet ponders the various coverage dilemmas that confront either international locations.

Drawing on broad learn findings within the box of immigration coverage, this e-book will turn out a desirable learn for either students and postgraduate scholars engaged on immigration, in addition to undergraduates learning classes on Australia and comparisons of the Australian and American coverage arenas. Public servants engaged in administering Australian and US immigration regulations also will locate this ebook invaluable.

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