Ethics  Economics    Politics Book

Ethics Economics Politics


  • Author : I. M. D. Little
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2002-10-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191531408

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Ethics Economics Politics Excerpt :

This book studies the interfaces of ethics, economics, and politics. Public policy issues involve all three of these subjects. Although it may be seen as suggesting the nucleus of a joint university course, the book is accessible to and should interest all those concerned with political decisions. Any such decision needs a criterion for judging whether one action or outcome is better than another. Even a dictator must to some extent be concerned about the economic welfare of the citizens; and a democratic government more so. But how is a person's economic welfare to be judged? Furthermore, any political decision affects the economic welfare of different people differently. How then is the welfare of a community to be judged? This is an ethical question. Underlying any coherent public policy there must be a relevant moral code.

Designing Public Policies Book

Designing Public Policies


  • Author : Department of Political Science Michael Howlett
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-12-17
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136879005

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Designing Public Policies Excerpt :

This textbook provides a concise and accessible introduction to the principles and elements of policy design in contemporary governance. Howlett seeks to examine in detail the range of substantive and procedural policy instruments that together comprise the toolbox from which governments select specific tools expected to resolve policy problems. Guiding students through the study of the instruments used by governments in carrying out their tasks, adapting to, and altering, their environments, this book: Discusses several current trends in instrument use often linked to factors such as globalization and the increasingly networked nature of modern society. Considers the principles behind the selection and use of specific types of instruments in contemporary government. Evaluates in detail the merits, demerits and rationales for the use of specific organization, regulatory, financial and information-based tools and the trends visible in their use Addresses the issues of instrument mixes and their (re)design in a discussion of the future research agenda of policy design. Providing a comprehensive overview of this essential component of modern governance and featuring helpful definitions of key concepts and further reading, this book is essential reading for all students of public policy, administration and management.

Environmental Principles and Policies Book

Environmental Principles and Policies


  • Author : Sharon Beder
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-05
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134037261

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Environmental Principles and Policies Excerpt :

Environmental Principles and Policies uses environmental and social principles to analyse the latest wave of economic-based and market-orientated environmental policies currently being adopted around the world. This book provides an in-depth examination of six key principles that have been incorporated into international treaties and the national laws of many countries: * ecological sustainability * the polluter pays principle * the precautionary principle * equity * human rights * public participation These principles are then used to evaluate a range of policies including pollution charges, emissions, trading, water markets, biodiversity banks and tradable fishing rights. Environmental Principles and Policies is easily accessible, using non-technical language throughout, and - in what sets it apart from other books on environmental policy-making - it takes a critical and interdisciplinary approach. It does not set out policies in a descriptive or prescriptive way, but analyses and evaluates policy options from a variety of perspectives. This enables readers to gain a thorough grasp of important principles and current policies, as well as demonstrating how principles can be used to critically assess environmental policies.

Principles of Public Policy Practice Book

Principles of Public Policy Practice


  • Author : Lok Sang Ho
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461515753

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Principles of Public Policy Practice Excerpt :

Principles of Public Policy Practice was written with policy makers, concerned citizens, and students of public policy in mind. Striving to avoid technical language, the author introduces a new paradigm that starts from the commonality of human nature and the assumption that public policy should be impartial. Rather than playing the interests of one group versus those of another, he argues convincingly that public policy should aim at enhancing the ex ante welfare for everyone if everyone did not know the position or the identity one would assume. Using this conceptual device of the representative individual, the analysis readily leads to policy implications that are both reasonable and concrete in diverse areas ranging from health care, crime and punishment to macroeconomic and financial market stability. The book concludes with a chapter summarizing the various principles of public policy practice that will meet the challenges of the new millennium. These principles, certainly of interest to academics in social sciences who are studying public policy, political economy, international financial systems, and capital markets, should appeal equally to practitioners, including public policy makers, consultants, advisers, administrators, and public service trade unions.

Public Policy Making Book

Public Policy Making


  • Author : Larry N. Gerston
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release Date : 2015-05-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765627438

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Public Policy Making Excerpt :

This brief text identifies the issues, resources, actors, and institutions involved in public policy making and traces the dynamics of the policymaking process, including the triggering of issue awareness, the emergence of an issue on the public agenda, the formation of a policy commitment, and the implementation process that translates policy into practice. Throughout the text, which has been revised and updated, Gerston brings his analysis to life with abundant examples from the most recent and emblematic cases of public policy making. At the same time, with well-chosen references, he places policy analysis in the context of political science and deftly orients readers to the classics of public policy studies. Each chapter ends with discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.

The Principles of Social Policy Book

The Principles of Social Policy


  • Author : Robert F. Drake
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137121899

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The Principles of Social Policy provides a powerful exposition of policy making in the contemporary nation state. Social policies are shaped by prevailing political beliefs and values and they are made tangible in the form of overarching policy objectives. These may include, for example, the promotion of equality, the securing of justice or the preservation of liberty. In this text the key principles that underpin social policy in Western democracies are identified and scrutinised in clear, jargon-free language. The aims of this ground breaking text are clearly reflected in its structure. Opening chapters explore the multi-dimensional nature of the values and principles that stand behind political thought. Following this, a discussion of concepts such as equality, justice and freedom reveals the importance of values and principles in shaping the contours of social policy. In conclusion the centrality of the influence of key principles is examined as theoretical ideas introduced earlier in the book are related to the development of policy and practice in real society. This raises questions about the future of social policy and the serious implications for welfare in a fast changing world. This will be essential reading for students of social policy, applied social studies, politics and other courses concerned with the role of government and the provision of public services.

Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education Book

Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education


  • Author : Baporikar, Neeta
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-08-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799810193

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Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education Excerpt :

One of the key elements in determining the socio-economic significance of education is quality. Quality management plays an integral role in higher education by ensuring that quality benchmarks are being met, thereby attributing to its prestige, increased enrollment, and student success. Quality management policies must be successfully implemented for the institution to thrive. With quality management still in the growing stage, research is needed regarding the applications, challenges, and benefits of these policies within advanced academics. Quality Management Principles and Policies in Higher Education provides emerging research exploring the theoretical aspects of quality management policies and applications within the educational field. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as faculty involvement, administration practices, and critical success factors, this book is ideally designed for educators, administrators, educational consultants, researchers, policymakers, stakeholders, deans, provosts, chancellors, academicians, and students seeking current research on successfully implementing quality management systems in teaching, learning, and administrative processes.

Principles of Macroeconomics Book

Principles of Macroeconomics


  • Author : Howard J. Sherman
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release Date : 2013-06-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN 10 : 9780765636119

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Principles of Macroeconomics Excerpt :

This text is unique in that it offers extensive coverage of the human toll that unemployment causes; emphasis on the basic instability of all macroeconomies and the role of business cycles; and full development of Keynesian models using the work of Wesley Mitchell.

Economics Book

Economics


  • Author : William J. Baumol
  • Publisher : Thomson South-Western
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Economics
  • Pages : 772
  • ISBN 10 : 0324289901

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Economics Excerpt :

CD-ROM contains: Self-testing, graphing workshops and CNN video lectures and application.

Global Environmental Policy Book

Global Environmental Policy


  • Author : Charles H. Eccleston
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-27
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439847671

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Global Environmental Policy Excerpt :

Environmental policy is often practiced reactively with each crisis addressed as an isolated event. Focusing on development of proactive policies, Global Environment Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice provides the essential scientific and socioeconomic framework for formulating pragmatic and comprehensive environmental policies. It discusses topics of interest to American and international audiences. Beginning with basic concepts, the book proceeds successively on to more advanced principles, theories, and practices for developing and implementing comprehensive environmental policy solutions. Topics are introduced in a logical, yet connected, user-friendly manner. Using practical case studies and examples, the book illustrates both the power and limitations of theoretical approaches. It defines the scope and nature of the environmental policy problem, outlining its origins and evolution, and introduces the policy frameworks of the United Nations, European Union, and the United States. Each chapter begins with a case study and ends with a problem set; the questions are designed to elicit practical and critical thinking. The book ends with two capstone problems that exemplify nearly every major topic and aspect presented in this book. Upon completion, students should possess the competency required to examine a real world problem, evaluate it in terms of the concepts, principles, and tools described throughout the book, and develop a practical policy solution for resolving that problem.

Increasing Access to Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas Through Improved Retention Book

Increasing Access to Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas Through Improved Retention


  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 9789241564014

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Increasing Access to Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas Through Improved Retention Excerpt :

"World Health Organization (WHO) has drawn up a comprehensive set of strategies to help countries encourage health workers to live and work in remote and rural areas. These include refining the ways students are selected and educated, as well as creating better working and living conditions ... The guidelines are a practical tool all countries can use. As such, they complement the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel, adopted by the Sixty-third World Health Assembly."--Preface.

Principles in Health Economics and Policy Book

Principles in Health Economics and Policy


  • Author : Jan Abel Olsen
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192513748

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Principles in Health Economics and Policy Excerpt :

Principles in Health Economics and Policy, second edition, is a concise introduction to health economics and its application to health policy. It introduces the subject of economics, explains the fundamental failures in the market for healthcare, and discusses the concepts of equity and fairness when applied to health and healthcare. This new edition presents a globally-relevant, policy-oriented approach, that emphasizes the application of economic analysis to universal health policy issues in an accessible manner. It explores four key questions currently facing health policy-makers across the globe: How should society intervene in the determinants that affect health? How should healthcare be financed? How should healthcare providers be paid? And, how should alternative healthcare programmes be evaluated when setting priorities? The book is an ideal guide to everyone interested in how the tools of health economics can be applied when shaping health policy.

Public Sector Revenue Book

Public Sector Revenue


  • Author : Alberto Asquer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 140
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315440989

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Public Sector Revenue Excerpt :

In this time of acute financial pressure on public budgets, there is an increasing interest worldwide in alternative ways for governments to raise money, and how public authorities can develop the capacity to administer revenues efficiently and effectively. Taxation, the primary source of public revenue, is exposed to various threats, while alternative sources of public revenues have much potential but are rarely carefully designed and harnessed. Public Sector Revenue: Principles, Policies and Management sets itself apart from other textbooks through its exclusive focus on the revenue side of public financial management. It provides the reader with the theoretical foundations and practical tools to understand the generation and management of revenues in the public sector, and it weaves a wide range of international examples throughout the text. Students will also benefit from a companion website with supplements including test questions and answers to the end-of-chapter discussion questions inside the book. This textbook will be essential reading for students, managers and policymakers within the areas of public financial management, public sector accounting and public administration.

Nutrition Economics Book

Nutrition Economics


  • Author : Suresh Babu
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128011508

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Nutrition Economics: Principles and Policy Applications establishes the core criteria for consideration as new policies and regulations are developed, including application-based principles that ensure practical, effective implementation of policy. From the economic contribution of nutrition on quality of life, to the costs of malnutrition on society from both an individual and governmental level, this book guides the reader through the factors that can determine the success or failure of a nutrition policy. Written by an expert in policy development, and incorporating an encompassing view of the factors that impact nutrition from an economic standpoint (and their resulting effects), this book is unique in its focus on guiding other professionals and those in advanced stages of study to important considerations for correct policy modeling and evaluation. As creating policy without a comprehensive understanding of the relevant contributing factors that lead to failure is not an option, this book provides a timely reference. Connects the direct and indirect impacts of economic policy on nutritional status Provides practical insights into the analysis of nutrition policies and programs that will produce meaningful results Presents a hands-on approach on how to apply economic theory to the design of nutritional policies and programs