Negotiating Local Governance

Author: Irit Eguavoen
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643106734
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Center for Development Research (ZEF) is an international and interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Bonn, Germany. Local governance of natural resources implies the transfer of administrative duties from the national to the regional level, as well as the day-to-day management by local users. The case studies range from forests in Vietnam and Africa, African wetlands, to water in Afghanistan and land in Malaysia. The book illustrates the dynamics in the local arena under consideration of national administrative and legal re-organization and analyses the dynamics of this conflict-prone interface.

Negotiating Water Governance

Author: Emma S. Norman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317089162
Format: PDF
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Those who control water, hold power. Complicating matters, water is a flow resource; constantly changing states between liquid, solid, and gas, being incorporated into living and non-living things and crossing boundaries of all kinds. As a result, water governance has much to do with the question of boundaries and scale: who is in and who is out of decision-making structures? Which of the many boundaries that water crosses should be used for decision-making related to its governance? Recently, efforts to understand the relationship between water and political boundaries have come to the fore of water governance debates: how and why does water governance fragment across sectors and governmental departments? How can we govern shared waters more effectively? How do politics and power play out in water governance? This book brings together and connects the work of scholars to engage with such questions. The introduction of scalar debates into water governance discussions is a significant advancement of both governance studies and scalar theory: decision-making with respect to water is often, implicitly, a decision about scale and its related politics. When water managers or scholars explore municipal water service delivery systems, argue that integrated approaches to salmon stewardship are critical to their survival, query the damming of a river to provide power to another region and investigate access to potable water - they are deliberating the politics of scale. Accessible, engaging, and informative, the volume offers an overview and advancement of both scalar and governance studies while examining practical solutions to the challenges of water governance.

Negotiating Cohesion Inequality and Change

Author: Hannah Jones
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447310047
Format: PDF, ePub
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This unique study explores how local bureaucrats and politicians negotiate diversity, discrimination, migration, and class, in the midst of many other issues that affect community cohesion. Based on original empirical research, Hannah Jones contends that local government workers must often occupy “uncomfortable positions” when managing ethical, professional, and political commitments. Ultimately, she reveals the surprising extent to which governmental power affects the lives and emotions of the people who wield it.

Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance

Author: William G. Tierney
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801879203
Format: PDF, Mobi
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William G. Tierney brings together faculty members, administrators, and policy experts to discuss differing views of academic governance at institutional, state, and international levels. Topics include the effects of globalization and the prospect of international accreditation; balancing the entrepreneurial and philosophical goals of higher education; the interaction between state governments and public universities; and the conflicting interests and roles of boards of trustees, administrators, and faculty.

Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government

Author: Jeswald W. SALACUSE
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814409725
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Almost everyone has faced the frustrating task of negotiating with government - local, state, national, or foreign - at some point in their lives. Whether they are applying for a building permit from their local zoning board, trying to sell software to the U. S. Defense Department, looking for approval for a merger, or planning to set up a business in Limerick or Bangalore, businesspeople confront a unique set of challenges when dealing with any form of government.Distinguished author, professor and negotiation expert Jeswald W. Salacuse explains the ways in which negotiating with government is very different from private negotiation. In Seven Secrets for Negotiating with Government, he addresses the key variables involved - from the influence of bureaucracy to the perception of power on the government side of the negotiating table. The only book of its kind, this invaluable guide offers succinct, realistic, and accessible advice to help readers recognize the often-hidden interests driving government negotiators and how to use that knowledge to their advantage. Filled with real-life examples, this book will show business people everywhere how to navigate this complex world and win.

Key Competencies for Improving Local Governance

Publisher: UN-HABITAT
ISBN: 9789211317282
Format: PDF
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Now more than ever, local governments are at the forefront of responding to growing social, economic and environmental challenges. Local elected officials need to develop competencies to effectively perform their political leadership and representation roles. The Local Elected Leadership series presents two roles and ten competencies essential for every elected official to effectively perform their job when serving local communities. It is comprised of a Quick Guide, a User's Guide, Concepts and Strategies and Training Tools.

Rethinking Governance

Author: Mark Bevir
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317496450
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume explores new directions of governance and public policy arising both from interpretive political science and those who engage with interpretive ideas. It conceives governance as the various policies and outcomes emerging from the increasing salience of neoclassical and institutional economics or, neoliberalism and new institutionalisms. In doing so, it suggests that that the British state consists of a vast array of meaningful actions that may coalesce into contingent, shifting, and contestable practices. Based on original fieldwork, it examines the myriad ways in which local actors - civil servants, mid-level public managers, and street level bureaucrats - have interpreted elite policy narratives and thus forged practices of governance on the ground. This book will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of governance and public policy.

Local Governance in Developing Countries

Author: Anwar Shah
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821365665
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides a new institutional economics perspective on alternative models of local governance, offering a comprehensive view of local government organization and finance in the developing world. The experiences of ten developing/transition economies are reviewed to draw lessons of general interest in strengthening responsive, responsible, and accountable local governance. The book is written in simple user friendly language to facilitate a wider readership by policy makers and practitioners in addition to students and scholars of public finance, economics and politics.