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National Parks and the governance of the rural environment

Nicola Thompson

in New Labour's countryside: Rural policy in Britain since 1997

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349323
eISBN:
9781447302858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines New Labour's handling of National Park policy in Great Britain by explaining the impacts of policy change and institutional reform since 1997. It describes the nature of ... More


National urban policies for deprived urban areas: the birth of Area-Based Initiatives

Rene Peter Hohmann

in Regenerating deprived urban areas: A cross national analysis of area-based initiatives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447310785
eISBN:
9781447310808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310785.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

The chapter provides an overview of the legacy and emergence of Area-based Initiatives in England and Germany. In England a considerable history of area-targeted policy approaches to the ... More


Australian cities: in pursuit of a national urban policy

Paul Burton and Jago Dodson

in Australian public policy: Progressive ideas in the neo-liberal ascendency

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447312673
eISBN:
9781447312703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312673.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter critically reviews the development of national policy initiatives directed at Australian cities over the last century. It explores theoretical and conceptual notions of urbanism and ... More


Finland: towards more proactive policies

Juho Saari and Olli Kangas

in The Europeanisation of social protection

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420206
eISBN:
9781447303794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420206.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

A number of contradictory elements mark the Finnish attitude to the EU and to Europeanisation. Every political party has its own opinions of the EU, and the political colour of the cabinet has an ... More


Denmark: from foot dragging to pace setting in European Union social policy

Jon Kvist

in The Europeanisation of social protection

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420206
eISBN:
9781447303794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420206.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The relationship between national social policy and the EU is a recurrent theme in public debate throughout Europe. These debates are sparked by EU referenda, regardless of their official theme, with ... More


Reforming the European Social Model and the politics of indicators: from the unemployment rate to the employment rate in the European Employment Strategy1

Robert Salais

in Unwrapping the European social model

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347985
eISBN:
9781447304135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347985.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter focuses on the European Employment Strategy (EES) as an exemplar of what could be called ‘a politics of indicators’, by which is meant the specific type of political action and ... More


The Federal Challenge to University-Based Education Research in the United States: Turning Research into Policy and Practice

Sarah A. Mason

in The impact of research in education: An international perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447306207
eISBN:
9781447310990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306207.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter explores the current environment for education research in the United States and the ways in which recent changes in the national policy framework, resources, infrastructure and roles ... More


The limits of compromise? Social justice, ‘race’ and multiculturalism

Craig Gary

in Social justice and public policy: Seeking fairness in diverse societies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349347
eISBN:
9781447303404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349347.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the idea of multiculturalism, which is currently under attack. This raises two important issues, namely the need to recall that most national policies are now multicultural ... More


Comparing flexible working arrangements across organisational contexts

Ann Nilsen, Suzan Lewis, and Julia Brannen

in Work, families and organisations in transition: European perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422200
eISBN:
9781447304326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is divided in two parts, with a central focus on parents' need for flexible working arrangements in order effectively and efficiently to manage their everyday lives. The first part of ... More


Regenerating deprived urban areas: A cross national analysis of area-based initiatives

Rene Peter Hohmann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447310785
eISBN:
9781447310808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310785.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

In the face of continuing challenges of urban decline, an increasing local policy activism in a number of European countries can be observed. The implementation of area-based initiatives (ABIs) for ... More


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