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Comparative Public Policy and Citizen Participation : Energy, Education, Health and Urban Issues in the U.S. and Germany.

Author: Charles R Foster
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2013.
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Comparative Public Policy and Citizen Participation: Energy, Education, Health, and Urban Issues in the U.S. and Germany focuses on the processes involved in policy formulation and the functions of citizens in such activity. Concerns include education, energy and environmental policies, decision making, and delivery of human services. The selection first analyzes the policy-making procedures in the United States,  Read more...
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Foster, Charles R.
Comparative Public Policy and Citizen Participation : Energy, Education, Health and Urban Issues in the U.S. and Germany.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Foster
ISBN: 9781483154237 1483154238
OCLC Number: 897642501
Notes: German socialism and local politics.
Description: 1 online resource (269 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Comparative Public Policy and Citizen Participation: Energy, Education, Health and Urban Issues inthe U.S. and Germany; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I: Policy Making in the United States and Germany; Chapter 1. Analyzing United States Policy Making 1; ""MAXIMUM FEASIBLE PARTICIPATION"" OF THE POOR IN POVERTY PROGRAMS; FEDERAL AID TO ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION; WELFARE REFORM; ENERGY LEGISLATION; NOTES; Chapter 2. Citizens' Action Groups in the German; DEVELOPMENT AND SCOPE OF CITIZENS' ACTION; CONSTITUTIONALITY; POLITICAL APPRAISAL. NOTESPart II: Energy Policy; Chapter 3. Citizens' Participation in Decision-Making Processes in Energy and Environmental Policy; THE NECESSITY OF CITIZENS PARTICIPATION; FAILURE OF THE POLITICAL PARTIES; LOCAL DECISION MAKING; PLANNING CELLS; ORGANIZING FOR PARTICIPATION; APPROVAL PROCEDURES FOR THE FEDERAL EMISSIONS PROTECTION ACT; THE WIEDENFELS MODEL; NOTES; Chapter 4. Participation; POLITICAL STRUCTURES; THE STRUCTURE OF THE ENERGY-POLICY FIELD; EMPIRICALLY VERIFIABLE PARTICIPATORY BEHAVIOR; THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF PARTICIPATION; NOTES; Chapter 5. Citizens' Participation. SIGNS OF CHANGE IN THE PUBLIC SECTORCONGRESSIONAL ACTIVITIES; PERCEIVED BENEFITS OF INTERVENOR FUNDING; PERCEIVED DISADVANTAGES OF INTERVENOR FUNDING; FEDERAL EXPERIENCE WITH INTERVENOR FUNDING; FINDINGS; NOTES; Chapte 5. Ambiguity as a Source of Political Efficacy: The Contradictions of the German Antinuclear Movement*; THE SOCIAL ROOTS OF THE MOVEMENT; THE EMERGENCE OF THE ANTINUCLEAR MOVEMENT; SOCIAL HETEROGENEITY AND FLEXIBLE ORGANIZATION; APOCALYPTIC IMAGERY AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE; TACTICAL OSCILLATIONS; NOTES; Part Ill: Education Policy. Chapter 7. Education as Loosely Coupled Systems in West Germany and the United StatesSOURCES OF BUREAUCRATIZATION IN EDUCATION; EDUCATIONAL BUREAUCRACIES AS LOOSELY COUPLED SYSTEMS; IMPLICATIONS; Chapter 8. Modes of Participation and Policy Impact in American Education; TYPES OF PARTICIPATION; CITIZEN-PARTICIPANTS IN EDUCATION; IMPACT OF PARTICIPATION ON THE PARTICIPANT; FRAMEWORK FOR PARTICIPATION; NOTES; CHapter 9. Teachers and Participation: Experiences with Participation in the Continuing Education of Teachers in West Germany; PROBLEMS OF PARTICIPATION; IMPROVING TEACHER PARTICIPATION. NOTESChapter 10. The Possibilities and Limits of Participation in North Rhine Westphalia's Oberstufen-Kolleg of the University of Bielefeld; PRELIMINARY REMARKS; A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE OS; THE ORGANIZATIONAL MODEL OF SELF-ADMINISTRATION; INTERNAL BARRIERS TO PARTICIPATION AND QUESTIONS FOR FURTHER RESEARCH; NOTES; Part IV: Urban Policy; Chapter 11. Citizens' Participation in the Delivery of Human Services; CITIZENS AS COPRODUCERS; NOTES; Chapter 12. The Foundations of Political Participation; NOTES; Chapter 13. Participation and Local Politics in Marxist Theory and Practice.

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Comparative Public Policy and Citizen Participation: Energy, Education, Health, and Urban Issues in the U.S. and Germany focuses on the processes involved in policy formulation and the functions of citizens in such activity. Concerns include education, energy and environmental policies, decision making, and delivery of human services. The selection first analyzes the policy-making procedures in the United States, including participation of the poor in poverty programs, welfare reform, energy legislation, and federal aid to elementary and secondary education. The book then discusses the partici.

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