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Accelerating Democracy: Transforming Governance Through Technology

John O. McGinnis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151021
eISBN:
9781400845453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151021.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Successful democracies throughout history have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the ... More


Community action and planning: Contexts, drivers and outcomes

Nick Gallent and Daniela Ciaffi (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447315162
eISBN:
9781447315186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

With trust in top-down government faltering, community-based groups around the world are displaying an ever-greater appetite to take control of their own lives and neighbourhoods. Government, for its ... More


How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Shaun Spiers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

England has a housing crisis. We need to build many more new homes to house our growing population, but house building is controversial, particularly when it involves the loss of countryside. ... More


Oblivion, 1932–45

Agnès Maillot

in In the Shadow of History: Sinn Féin 1926-70

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719084898
eISBN:
9781526103918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084898.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

With Fianna Fáil in power in 1932, Sinn Féin's situation further deteriorated, as the IRA distanced itself from the party, first by supporting Fianna Fáil in 1932 and 1933, and then by becoming the ... More


How the planning system lost its legitimacy, and how to regain it

Shaun Spiers

in How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter details the mess of the current planning system and suggests how planning can win back a degree of legitimacy. Planning has become a battleground. The system almost ensures that ... More


How to think about housing and planning

Shaun Spiers

in How to Build Houses and Save the Countryside

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447339991
eISBN:
9781447346661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339991.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses how politicians have been deceived by faith-based, ideologically predetermined anti-planning arguments from free-market think tanks such as Policy Exchange. While ministers ... More


Advanced Manufacturing Emerges at the Federal Level

William B. Bonvillian and Peter L. Singer

in Advanced Manufacturing: The New American Innovation Policies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037037
eISBN:
9780262343398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037037.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter looks at how the new policy focus on advanced manufacturing developed following the Great Recession. Barack Obama faced the Great Recession with a 10 percent unemployment rate. In ... More


The Global Goods Movement System

Robert Gottlieb and Simon Ng

in Global Cities: Urban Environments in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035910
eISBN:
9780262338868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035910.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The chapter describes the history and current issues associated with the large container port facilities in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and China. It describes where and how goods are transported from ... More


Communities, community action and planning

Nick Gallent and Daniela Ciaffi

in Community action and planning: Contexts, drivers and outcomes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447315162
eISBN:
9781447315186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The opening chapter introduces the key themes of the book: the nature of community and how communities can be understood as networks; how these networks are essential to community life and onwards to ... More


The scaling of planning:: Administrative levels and neighbourhood mobilisation as obstacles to planning consensus

Pierre Filion

in Community action and planning: Contexts, drivers and outcomes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447315162
eISBN:
9781447315186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315162.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Reflecting on experiences in Canada, the author begins by examining the necessarily ‘integrative nature of planning’ and what this means for planning across different scales. He examines issues of ... More


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