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What if Public Management Reform Actually Works?: The Paradoxical Success of Performance Management in English Local Government

George Boyne, Oliver James, Peter John, and Nicolai Petrovsky

in Paradoxes of Modernization: Unintended Consequences of Public Policy Reform

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199573547
eISBN:
9780191722677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573547.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) regime in English local government, a scheme introduced in the early 2000s to improve performance across local authorities. A ... More


The UK Research Assessment Exercise: A Case of Regulatory Capture ?

Ben Martin and Richard Whitley

in Reconfiguring Knowledge Production: Changing Authority Relationships in the Sciences and their Consequences for Intellectual Innovation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590193
eISBN:
9780191723445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590193.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Knowledge Management

The UK was one of the first countries both to institutionalize university research assessment and to link it to financial allocations. Consequently, the effects on authority relations there are ... More


Authority Relations as Condition for, and Outcome of, Shifts in Governance: The Limited Impact of the UK Research Assessment Exercise on the Biosciences

Norma Morris

in Reconfiguring Knowledge Production: Changing Authority Relationships in the Sciences and their Consequences for Intellectual Innovation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590193
eISBN:
9780191723445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590193.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Knowledge Management

The UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) is a periodic nationwide exercise that assesses the research performance of any university in the UK that opts to put itself forward, and a prime example of ... More


Valuing dragonflies as service providers

John P. Simaika and Michael J. Samways

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Valuing the services provided by ecosystems and their components is emerging as a new, practical tool for conservation of biodiversity. One such framework for quantifying those components of ... More


Regulation and Governance of Market Infrastructure: Global Perspective

Ruben Lee

in Running the World's Markets: The Governance of Financial Infrastructure

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133539
eISBN:
9781400836970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133539.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines a unique set of assessments of securities markets and their regulation, from countries around the world, in order to provide a global perspective on policymakers' viewpoints ... More


Assessment for Learning

Rita Berry

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622099579
eISBN:
9789882206649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099579.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Assessment is an important part of effective teaching and learning. It allows achievements to be recognized and helps both teachers and learners to reflect on and review their performance and ... More


General Observations from the Case Studies

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger and Ashfaq Khalfan

in Sustainable Development Law: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199276707
eISBN:
9780191699900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276707.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter discusses several observations which are made with regard to the case studies of integrated instruments canvassed already in previous chapters. In the first case study, Sustainability ... More


Learning and Earning From E-Commerce

Michael J. Earl

in Competing in the Information Age: Align in the Sand

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159530
eISBN:
9780199834983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159535.003.535-chapter-13
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Four important IT management practices have emerged from the development of e-commerce projects. These practices address four central and classical questions of IT management: strategic information ... More


Analysis of the EU Credit Rating Agencies Regulation

Garcia Alcubilla and Ruiz del Pozo

in Credit Rating Agencies on the Watch List: Analysis of European Regulation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199608867
eISBN:
9780191739125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608867.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Due to the financial crisis, a new European System of Financial Supervisors including a new authority, ESMA, in charge of the oversight of rating agencies, was established. The chapter presents an ... More


Assessment in Hong Kong

Rita Berry

in Assessment for Learning

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622099579
eISBN:
9789882206649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099579.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter 2 focuses on the assessment practices in Hong Kong. It gives an overview of the historical assessment system in Hong Kong. In recent years, there has been a call from the Hong Kong SAR ... More


Assessment Approaches

Rita Berry

in Assessment for Learning

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789622099579
eISBN:
9789882206649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099579.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter 3 presents three assessment approaches (assessment of learning, assessment for learning and assessment as learning), a number of assessment types, and how assessment can be integrated into ... More


Oral assessment

Andrew Davies and Ilora Finlay

in Oral Care in Advanced Disease

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192632432
eISBN:
9780191730375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632432.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses the oral assessment. It provides an overview on how to investigate the oral history of a patient, on how to perform a standard medical examination with emphasis on the oral ... More


Current Status of Symptom Measurement in Children

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0022
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

The literature on symptom measurement in infants and children is largely confined to the measurement of pain. There is an enormous array of physiological, behavioral, and self-report pain measures ... More


Reforming the Development Banks’ Country Policy and Institutional Assessment as an aid allocation tool: the case for country self-assessment

George Kararach, Abbi Mamo Kedir, Frannie Léautier, and Victor Murinde

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In Africa, the World Bank and the AfDB have been the two major players in the arena of multilateral aid. Both have been redefining aid conditionality to the continent since the early 1980s. This has ... More


Health Impact Assessment and policy development: The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Monica O'Mullane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091933
eISBN:
9781781708446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091933.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a policy-support instrument and approach that seeks to assess the health impacts of projects, programmes and policies on population health. It has been endorsed at ... More


Expanding the number of places for medical student training in England: an assessment of the impacts

John Kemm, Jayne Parry, and Stephen Palmer

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198526292
eISBN:
9780191723889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526292.003.0031
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes a piece of work undertaken by the Health Impact Assessment Research Unit (HIARU) based in the Department of Public Health & Epidemiology at the University of Birmingham in ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


Taming and Framing Indicators: A Legal Reconstruction of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) *

Armin von Bogdandy and Matthias Goldmann

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the public law approach to the use of global governance indicators. The discussion is based on German public law thinking and theories of public law beyond the state. It studies ... More


Harmonization of Financial Regulation

Junji Nakagawa

in International Harmonization of Economic Regulation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604661
eISBN:
9780191731679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604661.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyzes international harmonization of financial regulation. This is a relatively new regulatory area, with international harmonization efforts starting only in the 1980s. ... More


Devolution, evolution, and expectation: health impact assessment in Wales

Eva Elliott, Gareth Williams, Chloe Chadderton, and Liz Green

in Health Impact Assessment: Past Achievement, Current Understanding, and Future Progress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656011
eISBN:
9780191748028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) and the evolution of HIA in the context of Wales as a devolved nation with its particular approach to public health. ... More


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