The Government of Risk

Author: Christopher Hood
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199243638
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'The analytical approach developed to undertake this classification is full of insights. The classification scheme set out in the book will serve anyone involved in practical institutional design well beyond the specific examples it presents.' -Political StudiesWhy are vast sums spent on controlling some risks but not others? Is there any logic to the techniques we use in risk regulation? These are key questions explored in The Government of Risk. This book exposes the components of risk regulation systems and examines their interaction and explanation. The approach employed is of a high policy relevance as well as of considerable theoretical importance.

The Regulatory Regime of Food Safety in China

Author: Guanqi Zhou
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319504428
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book examines the decade from 2004 to 2013 during which people in China witnessed both a skyrocketing number of food safety crises, and aggregating regulatory initiatives attempting to control these crises. Multiple cycles of “crisis – regulatory efforts” indicated the systemic failure of this food safety regime. The book explains this failure in the “social foundations” for the regulatory governance of food safety. It locates the proximate causes in the regulatory segmentation, which is supported by the differential impacts of the food regulatory regime on various consumer groups. The approach of regulatory segmentation does not only explain the failure of the food safety regime by digging out its social foundation, but is also crucial to the understanding of the regulatory state in China.

Die Zukunft der Policy Forschung

Author: Frank Janning
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531907743
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Die Policy-Forschung hat sich durch theoriegeleitete Politikfeldanalysen und durch die vergleichende Staatstätigkeitsforschung bedeutend weiterentwickelt und ein eigenständiges Set an Methoden und Forschungsansätzen hervorgebracht. Zunehmend ist sie jedoch auch besonderen Herausforderungen ausgesetzt: In der Politikfeldanalyse stehen sich häufig quantitative und qualitative Forschungsansätze sowie erklärende und verstehende Wissenschaftskonzeptionen diametral gegenüber, eine Verbindung oder ein Methoden-Mix wird nur selten praktiziert. Außerdem ist die Forschung stark an statischen Strukturbeschreibungen orientiert und geht kaum auf die Entstehung und Verarbeitung von Programminnovationen sowie auf sequentielle Reformprozesse ein. Die Staatstätigkeitsforschung hat wegweisende Erkenntnisse über die Determinanten von nationalen Politikentwicklungen geliefert. Weniger Berücksichtigung findet bisher aber der Tatbestand einer transnationalen bzw. sektoralen Verflechtung. In Deutschland besitzt die Policy-Analyse nur einen relativ geringen Stellenwert als wissenschaftliche Politikberatung. Woran orientieren sich aber ihre wissenschaftlichen Ziele, wenn sie über eine bloße Wissensvermehrung hinausgelangen will? Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes versuchen für diese Herausforderungen und Fragestellungen Antworten zu formulieren.

Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies

Author: Adam Burgess
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317691660
Format: PDF, ePub
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It is over 40 years since we began to reflect upon risk in a more social than technological and economic fashion, firstly making sense of the gap between expert and public assessment of risks, such as to our health and environment. With fixed certainties of the past eroded and the technological leaps of ‘big data’, ours is truly an age of risk, uncertainty and probability - from Google’s algorithms to the daily management of personal lifestyle risks. Academic reflection and research has kept pace with these dizzying developments but remains an intellectually fragmented field, shaped by professional imperatives and disciplinary boundaries, from risk analysis to regulation and social research. This is the first attempt to draw together and define risk studies, through a definitive collection written by the leading scholars in the field. It will be an indispensable resource for the many scholars, students and professionals engaging with risk but lacking a resource to draw it all together.

Corporate Manslaughter and Regulatory Reform

Author: P. Almond
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137296275
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides an account of the international emergence of corporate manslaughter offences to criminalise deaths in the workplace during the last twenty years, identifying the limitations of health and safety regulation that have prompted this development.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

Author: Amanda Ie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118294912
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

Learning Disabilities E Book

Author: Helen Atherton
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702047015
Format: PDF
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Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference

The Civil Contingencies Act 2004

Author: Dr. Clive Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book provides a detailed exploration of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 and its supporting documentation. It describes and analyses recent changes by providing a full commentary on all parts of the Act.