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Policy analysis capacity and Australian local government

Brian Dollery, Michael A. Kortt, and Simone de Souza

in Policy Analysis In Australia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447310273
eISBN:
9781447310297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310273.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Australian local government plays a pivotal role not only as a major element in the democratic structure of the country but also as a significant economic entity in its own right. This chapter ... More


Towards a Sustainable World Power System

Jean-Philippe Robé

in Property, Power and Politics: Why We Need to Rethink the World Power System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529213164
eISBN:
9781529213201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Finally, we look at some of the tools available to address the issue of climate change in the present World Power System. We must find the way to reengineer multinational enterprises in a way that ... More


Effects on Financial Sustainability and Efficacy

Carmelo Mesa-Lago

in Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199644612
eISBN:
9780191807022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644612.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter first evaluates five aspects of financial sustainability: trends in health-care expenditures and their distribution by sector; sources of financing; compliance (evasion and payment ... More


National commitments and global objectives

Kristin Sandberg and Judith Justice

in Protecting the World’s Children: Immunisation policies and Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199666447
eISBN:
9780191749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666447.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Implementation of concerted and standardised global health programmes depends on the actions of national governments. Except under extreme circumstances, national sovereignty is to be respected. ... More


Obstacles and limits, supports and potential

Liz Richardson

in DIY Community Action: Neighbourhood problems and community self-help

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420855
eISBN:
9781447302124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420855.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter studies the many barriers and obstacles that groups have to deal with, as well as the support they receive. It explores the limits of what groups can or want to do, and the potential to ... More


Coda

Peter Scott

in Retreat or Resolution?: Tackling the Crisis of Mass Higher Education

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447363293
eISBN:
9781447363323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447363293.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter acknowledges that mass higher education is a work in progress. It holds that higher education faces a general crisis that goes beyond the perennial challenges of financial ... More


The Finance of Local Public Goods at the Onset of Industrialization: Water in London 1582 to 1904

Hugh Goldsmith and Dan Carter

in Infrastructure Finance in Europe: Insights into the History of Water, Transport, and Telecommunications

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198713418
eISBN:
9780191781841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713418.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the evolution of water supply as a private business from its origins in sixteenth-century London until its transfer to a public monopoly at the start of the twentieth century. ... More


Projects in developing countries

Carla Simone, Ina Wagner, Claudia Müller, Anne Weibert, and Volker Wulf

in Future-proofing: Making Practice-Based IT Design Sustainable

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780198862505
eISBN:
9780191895326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862505.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Computer Architecture and Logic Design, Human-Computer Interaction

At the core of this chapter is a series of projects in a rural community in South Africa that succeeded in developing a well-functioning community network (CN). The chapter highlights several key ... More


Pension Issues in Japan: How Can We Cope with the Declining Population?

Noriyuki Takayama

in The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386850
eISBN:
9780226386881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386881.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the Japanese social security system, which is mostly a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) system. The rapid aging in Japan is expected to cause great stress on the PAYGO pension system. ... More


Coalition health policy: a game of two halves or the final whistle for the NHS?

Martin Powell

in Social Policy Review 28: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447331797
eISBN:
9781447332589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331797.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter contains an analysis of the development of the NHS under the Coalition Government. While some argue that under the Coalition Government the UK approaches the end of the NHS, the analysis ... More


Public Accountability Reforms and Higher Education

Paola Mattei

in University Adaptation in Difficult Economic Times

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199989393
eISBN:
9780190206383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989393.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The recent economic downturn has accelerated the trend toward reforms in many European countries aimed at rationalizing the levels of public investment in higher education. However, reforms have ... More


Spain

Elisa Chuliá

in Health Politics in Europe: A Handbook

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198860525
eISBN:
9780191892561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860525.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter offers an in-depth look at health politics and the tax-financed, universal health system in Spain. It traces the development of the Spanish healthcare system, focusing in particular on ... More


The Welfare State in Europe: Economic and Social Perspectives

Pierre Pestieau and Mathieu Lefebvre

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198817055
eISBN:
9780191858673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817055.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Although in Europe there continues to be a large degree of consensus that it is the responsibility of government to ensure that nobody who is poor, sick, disabled, unemployed or old is left deprived, ... More


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