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Works: 6,856 works in 8,258 publications in 1 language and 218,464 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Classifications: PR9205.4, 820.9358
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Performance budgeting linking funding and results by Marc Robinson( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Performance budgeting - the use of performance criteria to link funding to results - has become a key element in the public sector reform agendas of many countries. This book examines the diverse range of models that have emerged. Using a combination of theoretical analysis and case studies, it sheds light on what works and under what circumstances. The links between performance budgeting and other reforms-such as performance measurement and performance pay for civil servants-are explored, as are the preconditions and appropriate implementation strategies for the adoption of performance budgeting. The authors - policymakers, academics, and technical experts from the IMF and other international organizations - have ensured that, unlike much of the exisiting literature on performance budgeting, the focus of this book is truly international, covering experience not only in advanced economies, but also in developing, middle-income, and transition countries, making this book a must-read for civil servants, development practitioners and advisors, and students of public finance
Bank restructuring and resolution by David S Hoelscher( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
Systemic financial crises have become a common albeit infrequent feature of the global financial landscape. Since 1980, nearly every country has been affected by serious financial distress or systemic financial crises. Resolution of such crises requires a complex mix of macroeconomic and financial sector policies. One important element in the resolution of such crises is the restructuring and resolution of problem banks, with considerable experience gained in this area in the past decade. This volume outlines the theoretical insights that have been gained and the practical lessons learned. Featured contributors have been directly involved in the practical resolution of failed banks and bring to this work a deep udnerstanding of the complexity of resolving weak or failed institutions. Subjects addressed include systemic crisis resolution, options on the techniques for bank restrucuring, and case studies describing country specific practices
Management risk the bottleneck is at the top of the bottle by Dimitris N Chorafas( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
The author outlines the reasons why management risk must be examined within the perspective of each company's business challenges. He suggests there is a synergy between shareholder value and business ethics. He also underlines the importance of honesty, the risks associated with short-sighted management and over-centralisation, the benefits of innovative strategies and senior management's accountability for reliable financial reporting. The text is based on an extensive research project done by the author between 2000 and 2002 in the US, the UK, France, Italy and Switzerland
The economic dimensions of globalization by Dilip K Das( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Economic globalization is multifaceted. In this book, Dilip K. Das covers the principal normative and positive strands that one needs to be properly familiar with in this area. The principal foci of the book are the economic, trade and financial dimensions of globalisation. Therefore, the book delves into issues like exchange rate regimes, monetary policy fiscal revenue, migration, labour market, competition, and income convergence. The latest knowledge, the newest concepts and analyses in these areas have been focused on. Domestic and international deregulation and liberalization, declining domestic distortions and falling tariff and non-tariff barriers have enhanced market access for many economies. The final result is better integrated and more globalised markets. The book's descriptive analysis style makes it highly accessible
The macroeconomy of Central America by Robert Rennhack( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Opportunities for growth and investment in Central America could well improve in the coming years, as the region's ties with the world economy grow closer. This integration, however, also presents important challenges for economic policy to ensure that growth can be sustained and can benefit the poor. To strengthen the regional dialogue on the policy challenges, the Central American Monetary Council and the IMF sponsored a conference in July 2002 in Antigua Guatemala, with the particaption of most of the ministers of finance, presidents of central banks and financial superintendents in the region. This book presents most of the papers that served as the background for the policy discussions of the conference. The main messages stress the importance of keeping fiscal policy on a sustainable path, strengthening public investment in basic infrastructure and primary health care and primary and secondary education, and managing the risks associated with partial dollarization
The dual transformation of the German welfare state by Peter Bleses( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
The Dual Transformation of the German Welfare State combines a long-term perspective on social policy development with an innovative theoretical and methodological approach. Peter Bleses and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser analyse the work-welfare nexus of social policy as well as family-oriented policies. In combining these two social policy realms they demonstrate empirically that the conservative German welfare state has undergone a substantial change. Increasingly, the state reduces its social policy commitments towards securing the achieved living standard of former wage earners, which in the past had been the key normative principle of social policy in Germany, while at the same time public support and services for families are expanded. Furthermore, the authors ask how this change can be explained. After discussing the traditional theories explaining welfare state change and continuity, it is argued that the dual transformation of the German welfare state is primarily caused by the emergence of new dominating interpretative patterns. Without an analysis of the political discourse potentially leading to new interpretative patterns, social policy change and continuity cannot be systematically explained
Tackling Japan's fiscal challenges strategies to cope with high public debt and population aging by Anne O Krueger( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
This volumes examines how should Japan cope with its daunting fiscal challenges. As the Japanese economy finally emerges from a long period of weak growth and falling prices burdened by record-high public debt, fiscal adjustment has taken centre stage in the policy agenda and the public debate. Growing demands on the budget from a rapidly ageing society have added urgency to the need to reign in public indebtedness and revamp the pension and healthcare systems. This book combines insights from academic research with the points of view of policymakers to distill key issues that need to inform public debate
Rhetorical affect in early modern writing : renaissance passions reconsidered by Robert Cockcroft( file )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
This book challenges the way in which current critical orthodoxy tend to invite the emotional assent of readers more on the basis of admirable principles, than on conclusive textual evidence. The affective use of language by critics such as Greenblatt, Jardine, Eagleton and Greer, in furtherance of their argument, recalls the Aristotelian concepts of ethos and pathos, and conveys the stance of the writer by stimulating the reader's emotion. Affectivity is as much a feature of writing about Renaissance texts today, as it was of the texts themselves. To what extent do contemporary critical agendas distort of overlook the complexity of emotion in works by writers such as Marlowe, Milton and Lucy Hutchinson? This book aims to provide new reading strategies, applying schema theory, deixis and other linguistic models, both to original texts and to modern criticism, whilst drawing on the Renaissance's own complex and problematic understanding of pathos
In defence of labour market institutions cultivating justice in the developing world by Organisation internationale du travail( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
In this age of globalization labour market institutions have been blamed for the poor economic performance of many developing countries. This book shows that the evidence on which this argument rests is weak. An interdisciplinary team of contributors utilize empirical data and theoretical evidence to offer a greater understanding of why formal labour market regulations and policies were implemented in developing countries, and how informal values and norms also influence the workings of the labour market. The contribution also analyse the economic effect that these institutions can have while shedding light on conceptual and methodological questions that have plagued the debate. This volume offers economic and social reasons for maintaining certain policies and standards, differentiating between the needs and challenges of countries with varying levels of income
Whiteness and trauma : the mother-daughter knot in the fiction of Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid, and Toni Morrison by Victoria Burrows( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
This book is a work of intellectual maturity and ethical integrity. Focused thematically on the 'mother-daughter knot' that structures the fiction of Morrison, Rhys and Kincaid, this study transforms the literary critical enterprise into one of relevance to contemporary cultural and feminist studies. Engaging both close reading practices and dense contextualisation, Burrows examines literary texts with a combination of broad scholarship and clarity. She employs theoretical resources principally from the fields of whiteness and trauma studies, and argues for the centrality of racial oppression and resistance in the shaping of narrative form and style. Her arguments for the metaphorical dimensions of racial trauma are original and contribute to a more general concern of renovating feminist literary criticism through a conscientious attentiveness to matters of race
Nation, state, and empire in English renaissance literature : Shakespeare to Milton by Willy Maley( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
"This book explores the vexed issues raised for English Renaissance literature by the impact of two recent paradigms; the new British history and postcolonial criticism. The formation of the British state is increasingly on the agenda, as critics grapple with the extent to which 'English' identity is bound up with the emergence of 'Britain'. Nation, State and Empire in English Renaissance Literature explores this fresh conjunction, mapping out the contours of a 'multiple-kingdom'. The work is situated at the interface between literature and history, and at the cutting edge of studies of the period, showing the shaping power of literature in creating and contesting national and colonial identities. Through detailed readings of major canonical authors including Shakespeare, Spenser and Milton, a picture emerges of a complex polity constructed on fragile foundations. This volume charts a dramatic shift from Irish to British concerns in the subtle interplay of the themes of union, plantation and conquest."--BOOK JACKET
New media and the new Middle East by Philip M Seib( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
In one of the most politically volatile and dynamic regions of the world, new media technologies are profoundly influencing the course of events. Satellite television and the Internet are affecting how the people and states of the Middle East function individually and in a global context. In New Media and the New Middle East, topics ranging from women's rights to terrorism and countries from Israel to Saudi Arabia are examined in terms of how new media are reshaping lives and politics. Leading international scholars examine the global and regional ramifications of the proliferation of communication technologies and the information that they disseminate
The masters and the slaves : plantation relations and mestizaje in American imaginaries by Alexandra Isfahani-Hammond( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
The Masters and the Slaves theorizes the interface of plantation relations with nationalist projects throughout the Americas. In readings that cover a wide range of genres--from essays and scientific writing to poetry, memoirs and the visual arts--this work investigates the post-slavery discourses of Brazil, the United States, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti and Martinique. Indebted to Orlando Patterson's Slavery and Social Death (1982) and Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic (1993), these essays fill a void in studies of plantation power relations for their comparative, interdisciplinary approach and their investment in reading slavery through the gaze of contemporary theory, with particularly strong ties to psychoanalytic and gender studies interrogations of desire and performativity
Local meanings, global schooling : anthropology and world culture theory by Kathryn M Anderson-Levitt( file )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
These case studies from five continents use ethnography and history to challenge the sweeping claims of sociology's world culture theory (neo-institutionalism). They demonstrate how national ministries of education and local schools re-invent every reform. Yet the cases also show that teachers and local reformers operate "within and against" global models
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict : from conflict resolution to conflict management by Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
The violent confrontation that erupted in September 2000 between Israel and the Palestinians developed into a protracted low-intensity confrontation. The confrontation exacted a heavy human toll on both sides, inflicted severe economic damage, and raised the level of enmity, hostility, and mistrust to levels that are hampering dialogue, not only in regard to the resolution of the conflict but also about its very management. The book focused on the causes of the confrontation, the goals of the sides, the distinctive characteristics of the confrontation as a low intensity conflict, the management strategies adopted by the sides, the reasons for the failure of the efforts to end or moderate the confrontation, the outcomes of the confrontation, its impact on both societies in different domains, and the phenomenon of unilateral disengagement as a unique strategy of conflict management in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The core of Japanese democracy : latent interparty politics by Yasumasa Kuroda( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
The book uses an original language-based bilayer theory to throw light on the secretive structure of power in the Japanese Diet, its national parliament, and relates its findings to Japanese parliamentary democracy in historical perspective. In so doing, the book answers questions about the latent policymaking process of Japanese politics that resulted in a reduction of social alienation and disorganization while Japan industrialized. Industrialization significantly reduced poverty and increased the size of the middle class, enabling the nation to move towards democracy. The reader will see why socialists were so quixotically dogmatic toward conservatives to the point of absurdity during the Cold War period. Yet, they were able to form a coalition government following the end of Cold War era
Theatre under Louis XIV : cross-casting and the performance of gender in drama, ballet and opera by Julia Prest( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
This book explores the fascinating phenomenon of cross-casting and related gender issues in different theatrical genres and different performance contexts during the heyday of French theatre. Although professional acting troupes under Louis XIV were mixed, cross-casting remained an important feature of French court ballet (in which the King himself performed a number of women?s roles) and an occasional feature of spoken comedy and tragic opera. Cross-casting also persisted out of necessity in the school drama of the period. This book fills an important gap in the history of French theatre and provides new insight into wider theoretical questions of gender and theatricality. The inclusion of chapters on ballet and opera (as well as spoken drama) opens up the richness of French theatre under Louis XIV in a way that has not been achieved before
An ecological and postcolonial study of literature from Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie by Robert P Marzec( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
The Earth's land and its inhabitants are in jeopardy. Ecosystems are threatened in every corner of the world. Neocolonial forces define human relations increasingly in fundamentalist terms. Land settlement patterns formulated during the colonial era have left more and more people on today's planet without property, without the resources needed to sustain a livable existence, and with only a combative understanding of identity. This book argues that humanity's relationship to the land has undergone a fundamental change, and reveals how the historical phenomenon known as the enclosure movement has come to have a profound effect on how we relate to the earth, and on how we conceive of ourselves as human beings. Analyzing narratives by Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, E.M. Forster, D.H. Lawrence, Salman Rushdie, and others, Marzec reveals the extent to which the legacy of enclosures continues to dictate the geopolitical reality of the present
Legacy of a freedom school by Sandra Adickes( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
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The struggle against corruption : a comparative study by Roberta Ann Johnson( file )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Understanding and responding to corruption is a worldwide challenge. This book offers a general overview of the nature, pattern, and differing perspectives on political and economic corruption. Providing detail and depth, the book examines and compares corruption in four countries: the United States, Israel, Russia, and India. Each country chapter explores how corruption is defined and understood in that country and provides case material illustrating corrupt practice and responses to it. The country chapters also cover whistleblowing activities, their prevalence, importance, and impact. A comparative analysis presents the most prominent factors contributing to a reduced level of corruption and the factors that lead to whistleblower success
 
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