Bringing together transnational perspectives on urban narration, this innovative book analyses how a combination of tales, images and discourses are used to brand, market and (re-)make cities, focusing on the actors behind this and the conflicts of power that arise in defining and governing city futures.
On the ground floor of government, citizens interact with teachers, medical staff, police officers and other professionals in public service. It is during these encounters that laws, public policies and professional guidelines gain further substance and form. In this insightful book, Peter Hupe brings together expert contributions from scholars across the globe to study the social mechanisms behind these public encounters.
This title contains one or more Open Access chapters.
Concerns about the position and function of nation-states in the international arena
have led to a growing interest in the role of cities in international relations.
This timely book advances the argument that cities are becoming active and informal
actors in international law-making, indicating the emergence of a ‘third generation’
of multi-level governance.
Truth and power have a difficult relationship. Decision makers are often required to
make judgements that depend upon specialized knowledge and thus reluctantly
surrender power. They are apt to reject advice inconsistent with their perceived
interests, experiences and cognitive capacities. Speaking Truth to Power aims to
guide the reader through the tangled relationship between truth and power,
manifesting as the interplay between experts and decision-makers in society.
This comprehensive Encyclopedia is an essential reference text for students, scholars and practitioners in public management. Offering a broad and inter-cultural perspective on public management as a field of practice and science, it covers all the most relevant and contemporary terms and concepts, comprising 78 entries written by nearly 100 leading international scholars.
This incisive Research Agenda for Governance draws together unique contributions from
leading scholars to examine the two distinct models of governance: the traditional
model, based on the state and exercise of control through law and bureaucracy, and
an alternative model centred on the collaboration of public and private sector
This timely Research Agenda examines the ways in which public–private partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure continue to excite policy makers, governments, research scholars and critics around the world. It analyzes the PPP research journey to date and articulates the lessons learned as a result of the increasing interest in improving infrastructure governance. Expert international contributors explore how PPP ideas have spread, transferred and transformed, and propose a range of future research directions.
This book aims to understand how public organizations adapt to and manage situations characterized by fluidity, ambiguity, complexity and unclear technologies, thus exploring public governance in times of turbulence.
This innovative book proposes a conceptual framework to integrate the ecological and tourism aspects of Protected Area regulation, assisting decision-makers to develop contextually effective laws and management plans that avoid over-regulating or under-regulating tourism, given the areas' ecological profiles.
This authoritative Dictionary provides comprehensive definitions of key terms in public policy. Unpacking the increasingly complex and diffusive world of public policy, it offers an exhaustive definitional guide to the terminology utilised by contemporary policy scholars.