Health Reforms in South East Europe

Author: W. Bartlett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137264772
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Over the last two decades the countries of South East Europe have engaged in far-reaching reforms of their health systems. However, overviews of reform efforts in this part of Europe have been sorely lacking. This book addresses this shortage through the analysis of key aspects of health reforms and health workforce mobility in South East Europe.

Europeanization and Civil Society

Author: M. Ketola
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137034521
Format: PDF
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Do NGOs strengthen Turkey's efforts at Europeanization and democratization or do they use EU funding to serve other interests?This book offers a critical investigation of the relationship between Turkish NGOs and the European Union (EU) and a nuanced assessment of the opportunities and limitations to fashioning social change by funding NGOs.

Europeanization of the Western Balkans

Author: Adam Fagan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137319054
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book analyses the changing roles of international agencies, governmental bodies, non-governmental organisations, and local communities around major road-building environmental impact assessment processes in order to examine whether the influence of the European Union has transformed environmental governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina and in Serbia.

Democracy and Judicial Reforms in South East Europe

Author: Cristina Dallara
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319044206
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The book analyzes the topic of judicial reforms in four countries of South-East Europe, focusing on two specific factors that have influenced the reforms in the past two decades: the role played by the European Union in light of the east Enlargement process and the legacies of the communist regimes. Specifically, the aim is to account for similarities and differences in the reform paths of Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, and Serbia. In each country, in fact, the influence of the EU policies has been differently mediated by national factors that, broadly conceived, may be considered as expressing the legacies of the past regimes. In some cases, these legacies challenged judicial reforms and inhibited the influence of the EU; in other cases, they were positively overcome by following the route suggested by the EU. Some explanatory factors for these differences will be proposed drawing from democratization studies, Europeanization literature, and comparative judicial systems. The book focuses on countries having different status vis-a` -vis the EU and differently involved, in term of timing, in the EU accession process: some of them are new member states entered in 2004 (Slovenia) or in 2007 (Romania); others were, until recently, acceding countries (Croatia) or candidates to the membership (Serbia). This comparison allows investigation of the power of EU conditionality in different phases of the EU enlargement process. vis-a` -vis the EU and differently involved, in term of timing, in the EU accession process: some of them are new member states entered in 2004 (Slovenia) or in 2007 (Romania); others were, until recently, acceding countries (Croatia) or candidates to the membership (Serbia). This comparison allows investigation of the power of EU conditionality in different phases of the EU enlargement process.

Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans

Author: V. Bojicic-Dzelilovic
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137296259
Format: PDF
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This book explores the ambiguous role played by civil society in the processes of state-building, democratization and post-conflict reconstruction in the Western Balkans challenging the assumption that civil society is always a force for good by analysing civil society actors and their effects in post-communist and post-conflict transition.

New Perspectives on European Women s Legal History

Author: Sara L. Kimble
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317577159
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book integrates women’s history and legal studies within the broader context of modern European history in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sixteen contributions from fourteen countries explore the ways in which the law contributes to the social construction of gender. They analyze questions of family law and international law and highlight the politics of gender in the legal professions in a variety of historical, social and national settings, including Eastern, Southern, Western, Northern and Central Europe. Focusing on different legal cultures, they show us the similarities and differences in the ways the law has shaped the contours of women and men’s lives in powerful ways. They also show how women have used legal knowledge to struggle for their equal rights on the national and transnational level. The chapters address the interconnectedness of the history of feminism, legislative reforms, and women’s citizenship, and build a foundation for a comparative vision of women’s legal history in modern Europe.

Healthcare Management and Economics Perspectives on Public and Private Administration

Author: Merviö, Mika Markus
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466639830
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The long-standing debate on public vs. private healthcare systems has forced an examination of these organizations, in particular whether these approaches play corresponding or conflicting roles in service to global citizens. Healthcare Management and Economics: Perspectives on Public and Private Administration discusses public and private healthcare organizations by gathering perspectives on the differences in service, management, delivery, and efficiency. Highlighting the impact of citizens and information technology in these healthcare processes, this book is a vital collection of research for practitioners, academics, and scholars in the healthcare management field.

The Demographic Dividend

Author: David Bloom
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833033735
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There is long-standing debate on how population growth affects national economies. A new report from Population Matters examines the history of this debate and synthesizes current research on the topic. The authors, led by Harvard economist David Bloom, conclude that population age structure, more than size or growth per se, affects economic development, and that reducing high fertility can create opportunities for economic growth if the right kinds of educational, health, and labor-market policies are in place. The report also examines specific regions of the world and how their differing policy environments have affected the relationship between population change and economic development.

Health and Economic Development in South eastern Europe

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Publisher: World Health Organization
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The economic benefits to be gained from investment in public health are increasingly being recognised, as well as its importance for social cohesion, and these objectives play a central role in the European Union's Lisbon agenda. This study seeks to demonstrate the economic importance of the health sector for the countries of south-eastern Europe, by examining trends and patterns of disease burden and socioeconomic inequalities in health, the development of health systems and health policies, as well as options for policy development in order to meet future health challenges in the region.