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From Secret Garden to Reign of Terror? the Regulation of State Schools in England

Christopher Hood, Colin Scott, Oliver James, George Jones, and Tony Travers

in Regulation Inside Government: Waste-Watchers, Quality Police, and Sleazebusters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280996
eISBN:
9780191599491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280998.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Explores the complex institutional jungle of regulators involved in regulating state schools in England. In this sector, in contrast with the prisons sector, regulators were able to link their ... More


The Path to Ethical Investment for Sustainability

Benjamin J. Richardson

in Socially Responsible Investment Law: Regulating the Unseen Polluters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195333459
eISBN:
9780199868827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333459.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter outlines possible regulatory reforms to improve the quality and impact of SRI. Given the gravity of the environmental crisis and the central role of the financial sector in that crisis, ... More


Measuring performance in community cohesion

Crispian Fuller

in Promoting social cohesion: Implications for policy and evaluation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426956
eISBN:
9781447303084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426956.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores the national indicators that attempt to measure performance in cohesion interventions. It engages with the literature on performance management, social identity, and ‘place’, ... More


Determinants of Islamic Banking Profitability

M. Kabir Hassan and Abdel-Hameed M. Bashir

in Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621002
eISBN:
9780748653096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621002.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines how bank characteristics and the overall financial environment affect the performance of Islamic banks, using bank-level data to analyse the performance indicators of Islamic ... More


Placing health: Neighbourhood renewal, health improvement and complexity

Tim Blackman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346117
eISBN:
9781447302971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346117.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Where people live matters to their health. Health-improvement strategies often target where people live, but do they work? This book tackles this question by exploring new theoretical, empirical, and ... More


The Organizational Frame: Prosecuting as Advertising

Keith Hawkins

in Law as Last Resort: Prosecution Decision-Making in a Regulatory Agency

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243891
eISBN:
9780191714184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243891.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Prosecution is a special display of organizational activity, announcing the behaviour not simply of organizations themselves, but of individuals within organizations. It allows officials to make ... More


The Measurement of Capabilities *

Paul Anand, Cristina Santos, and Ron Smith

in Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239115
eISBN:
9780191716935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239115.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

It has often been claimed that it is impossible to measure human capabilities but within the methodological conventions of household survey design, this chapter shows that some non-financial ... More


Consumer Accountability

Ian Leigh

in Law, Politics, and Local Democracy

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198256984
eISBN:
9780191681714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198256984.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter deals with consumer accountability. It suggests that the development of consumerist devices was the most important legacy to democratic practices of the past two decades, although ... More


Top-Down Strategies for Service Improvement in UK Public Services

James Downe, Steve Martin, and Tony Bovaird

in Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

From 1997 to 2010, the Labor government in the United Kingdom pursued an ambitious multifaceted program of reforms designed to improve local public services. This study focuses on the period ... More


Capturing Customer Value: Pricing and Selling

Grahame R. Dowling

in The Art and Science of Marketing: Marketing for Marketing Managers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269617
eISBN:
9780191699429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269617.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter examines the task of assessing the value of the offer and looks at how to capture this value. Price setting is one of the most complicated of all the marketing activities. In practice, ... More


Measuring Goal Attainment

Yuval Shany

in Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199643295
eISBN:
9780191749087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643295.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

Identifying the goals of international courts is only the first step in evaluating their effectiveness. The next stage is to assess whether judicial outcomes (changes in the state of the world ... More


Improving Public Services: International Experiences in Using Evaluation Tools to Measure Program Performance

Douglas J. Besharov, Karen J. Baehler, and Jacob Alex Klerman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190646059
eISBN:
9780190646073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646059.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation, Social Policy

The government performance movement has been in full swing for decades around the world. So, why do so many public programs and organizations continue to underperform? A major reason is that ... More


Yeomen, Capitalist Farmers, and the Growth in Yields

Robert C. Allen

in Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282969
eISBN:
9780191684425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses a reassessment of the role of peasant agriculture in England, with most of the focus on output per worker, crop yield, and the total factor productivity as the main indicators ... More


Professions and trust: new technologies of building trust in medical services

Ellen Kuhlmann

in Modernising health care: Reinventing professions, the state and the public

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348586
eISBN:
9781447302810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348586.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter argues that information represents a new technology of building trust on justifiable criteria, which serves as a bridge between different actors in health care, and between experts and ... More


Phases of Human Rights Action Planning in Practice

Azadeh Chalabi

in National Human Rights Action Planning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822844
eISBN:
9780191861291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822844.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 7 focuses on the four phases of national human rights action planning in practice. In the preparatory phase, it suggests the idea of establishing a national network of different stakeholders ... More


What works in east Manchester? Evaluation in theory and in practice

Georgina Blakeley and Brendan Evans

in The regeneration of east Manchester: A political analysis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719084409
eISBN:
9781781707708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084409.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the methodological difficulties in evaluating the effectiveness of regeneration initiatives before providing an evaluation of the east Manchester initiative which provides ... More


Modernization: The Recent Period

Malcolm Anderson

in In Thrall to Political Change: Police and Gendarmerie in France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199693641
eISBN:
9780191803758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693641.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter focuses on the modernisation of the police and gendarmerie in France during the more recent period, with emphasis on reforms aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of the policing system ... More


Political Institutions for the Future: A Fivefold Package

Simon Caney

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Governments often adopt short-term policies that unnecessarily reduce the standard of living of the current generation and also violate their responsibilities to future generations. It is therefore ... More


Methodology and Traps

Michele D’Alessandro

in The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198749776
eISBN:
9780191814068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749776.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter illustrates the methodological choices that underpin the construction of the database. These include, among other more detailed aspects, country selection, industries and their grouping, ... More


Implement and Monitor the Solution

Arnaud Chevallier

in Strategic Thinking in Complex Problem Solving

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190463908
eISBN:
9780190627447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190463908.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The eighth chapter, “Implement and monitor the solution,” introduces basic ideas to help manage projects effectively, such as organizing the project, developing the charter and work plan, and ... More


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