Shed Bashing in the 1970s and 1980s

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Author: Colin Alexander

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445676478

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Colin Alexander offers a nostalgic look back at something all railway enthusiasts will remember well - visiting local sheds and yards, or shedbashing.

Taking Stock

Assessing Public Sector Reforms

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Author: B. Guy Peters,Donald J. Savoie,Canadian Centre for Management Development

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773517431

Category: Political Science

Page: 417

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Distinguished scholars from six countries investigate the effects of reforms in a number of areas, including budgeting, personnel management, and accountability. While reforms have been beneficial in some of these areas, success has been far from universal. By comparing and contrasting measures in Canada, the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, contributors isolate and evaluate factors - such as individual political leaders and the complexity of government - that influence the success or failure of reforms. Contents: Introduction - B. Guy Peters (Pittsburgh) and Donald J. Savoie (Moncton) The Changing Role of the State - Bert A. Rockman (Pittsburgh) Managerialism Revisited - Christopher Pollitt (Brunel) What Works? The Antiphons of Administrative Reform - B. Guy Peters Public Sector Values and Administrative Reforms - Nicole de Montricher (École Normale Supérieure, Paris) Public Consultation and Citizen Participation: Dilemmas of Policy Advice - Jon Pierre (Göteborg) Making Public Policy: The Changing Role of the Higher Civil Service - Patricia W. Ingraham (Syracuse) Assessing Past and Current Personnel Reforms: The Pursuit of Flexibility, Pay-for-Performance, and the Management of Reform Initiatives - Hal G. Rainey (Georgia) Innovation in Public Sector Management - Michel Paquin (École nationale d'administration publique) A New Generation of Budget Reform - Naomi Caiden (California State) Central Agencies and Departments: Empowerment and Coordination - John Hart (Australian National) Restructuring Government for the Management and Delivery of Public Services - Peter Aucoin (Dalhousie); The Changing Nature of Accountability - Paul G. Thomas (Manitoba); Fifteen Years of Reform: What Have We Learned? - Donald J. Savoie

Handbook of Political Citizenship and Social Movements

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Author: Hein-Anton van der Heijden

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781954704

Category: Political Science

Page: 712

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øThis Handbook uniquely collates the results of several decades of academic research in these two important fields. The expert contributions successively address the different forms of political citizenship and current approaches and recent development

Academic Lives

Memoir, Cultural Theory, and the University Today

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Author: Cynthia G. Franklin

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820335872

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Since the early 1990s, there has been a proliferation of memoirs by tenured humanities professors. Although the memoir form has been discussed within the flourishing field of life writing, academic memoirs have received little critical scrutiny. Based on close readings of memoirs by such academics as Michael Bérubé, Cathy N. Davidson, Jane Gallop, bell hooks, Edward Said, Eve Sedgwick, Jane Tompkins, and Marianna Torgovnick, Academic Lives considers why so many professors write memoirs and what cultural capital they carry. Cynthia G. Franklin finds that academic memoirs provide unparalleled ways to unmask the workings of the academy at a time when it is dealing with a range of crises, including attacks on intellectual freedom, discontentment with the academic star system, and budget cuts. Franklin considers how academic memoirs have engaged with a core of defining concerns in the humanities: identity politics and the development of whiteness studies in the 1990s; the impact of postcolonial studies; feminism and concurrent anxieties about pedagogy; and disability studies and the struggle to bring together discourses on the humanities and human rights. The turn back toward humanism that Franklin finds in some academic memoirs is surreptitious or frankly nostalgic; others, however, posit a wide-ranging humanism that seeks to create space for advocacy in the academic and other institutions in which we are all unequally located. These memoirs are harbingers for the critical turn to explore interrelations among humanism, the humanities, and human rights struggles.

Environment and Planning

Planning & design. B

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architectural design

Page: N.A

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Journal of urban planning and design. Publishes research in the application of formal methods, methods models, and theories to spatial problems involving the built environment and the spatial structure of cities and regions. Includes the application of computers to planning and design, in particular the use of shape grammars, artificial intelligence, and morphological methods to buildings and towns, the use of multimedia and GIS in urban and regional planning, and the development of ideas concerning the virtual city.

The Economist

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economic history

Page: N.A

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New Statesman

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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West Africa

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, West

Page: N.A

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