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Comparing Regional Rural Development Councils: Do ‘Invited Spaces’ Empower?

Jonathan Fox

in Accountability Politics: Power and Voice in Rural Mexico

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199208852
eISBN:
9780191709005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208852.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter asks whether policy reforms that formally permit participation by organized poor people actually led to power-sharing in practice. The Mexican state has more than two decades of ... More


Continuously Improving

Donald J. Peurach

in Seeing Complexity in Public Education: Problems, Possibilities, and Success for All

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199736539
eISBN:
9780199914593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736539.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines SFAF’s work improving its programs and its organization, all while supporting a state-sized system of schools operating in turbulent environments. Rather than a conventional ... More


Policy Implications

Michael H. Best

in The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

A central claim is that technology management is a powerful policy tool for growth of firms, regions, and nations at every level of industrial development. The capabilities perspective focuses ... More


The Golden Age of PVO-State Relations

Rachel M. McCleary

in Global Compassion: Private Voluntary Organizations and U.S. Foreign Policy Since 1939

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195371178
eISBN:
9780199870592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371178.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The shift from humanitarian relief to development was formally initiated with the “New Directions” legislation of 1973. This chapter discusses the federal government’s use of grants to help domestic ... More


The United Nations Agencies

Stuart Wilson

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0047
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The United Nations is perhaps best known for its efforts to resolve conflicts around the world, but the majority of its resources are spent meeting the pledge of its charter “to promote higher ... More


Paradigm Shifts and New Directions in Research on Early Childhood Development Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Hirokazu Yoshikawa and Ana María Nieto

in Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199922994
eISBN:
9780199980420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922994.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter identifies emerging paradigm shifts for research that can address the next generation of practice and policy questions in early childhood development (ECD) in low- and middle-income ... More


Empathy in pursuit of a caring ethic in international development

Diego de Merich

in Ethics of Care: Critical advances in international perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447316510
eISBN:
9781447316534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316510.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

At the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, attention will turn to what new set of goals might replace them. The MDGs based in broad terms on a conception of justice which ... More


Planning for Success

Felice Davidson Perlmutter

in From Welfare to Work: Corporate Initiatives and Welfare Reform

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195110159
eISBN:
9780199865635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195110159.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations, Social Policy

This chapter presents the details that went into the design of the Pennsylvania Blue Shield program. It looks at the program elements as described in the proposal for government funding and the ... More


Development Infrastructure: Economics, Health, and Education

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Dina Francesca Haynes, and Naomi Cahn

in On the Frontlines: Gender, War, and the Post-Conflict Process

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195396645
eISBN:
9780199918416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396645.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Development programs, more than post-conflict reconstruction, have begun to take gender into account in structural and policy-oriented ways, and as such stands a credible chance of offering positive ... More


Religious Obligation or Altruistic Giving? Muslims and Charitable Donations

Ajaz Ahmed Khan

in Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199916023
eISBN:
9780199950447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916023.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the motivations for charitable giving. It takes a look at the aspirations and expectations of individual donors from the United Kingdom to a certain Muslim charity, Islamic ... More


Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902-1935

Donald Pisani

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230309
eISBN:
9780520927582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230309.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book's history of perhaps the boldest economic and social program ever undertaken in the United States—to reclaim and cultivate vast areas of previously unusable land across the country—shows in ... More


Discussion: workfare in the welfare state

Ivar Lødemel

in 'An offer you can't refuse': Workfare in international perspective

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341952
eISBN:
9781447301462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter tries to determine the possible reasons for diversity and apparent convergence with regards to the development of workfare programmes within the countries considered here. The chapter ... More


The Ecology of Intensive Community-Based Intervention

D. Russell Lyman and Borja Alvarez de Toledo

in Handbook of Community-Based Clinical Practice

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195159226
eISBN:
9780199893843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195159226.003.0025
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Communities and Organizations

This chapter presents a case study for practitioners in intensive community-based family work. The story of the Vega family helps describe the roots, program development, and strategic clinical ... More


Early Childcare and Preschool

Frederick J. Morrison

in Improving Literacy in America: Guidelines from Research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106459
eISBN:
9780300130256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106459.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the effects of childcare and parenting in the development of children's literacy. It also discusses how early childhood programs positively influence children's academic and ... More


Ghana

Francis K. A. Allotey and Felix K. Akorli

in Telecommunications in Africa

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102017
eISBN:
9780199854936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102017.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Ghana's telecommunications systems have been of a low quality in terms of service provision because of high levels of exchange fill, mediocre external plant conditions (with respect to underground ... More


Minority Business Development Programs: Failure by Design

Timothy Bates

in Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095418
eISBN:
9780300129847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095418.003.0035
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter critically examines the minority business development programs, arguing that their strategy of geographic targeting—aid flows into low-income, inner-city minority communities—is ... More


Men of Vision Southern Pacific Leaders, Land, Agriculture, and the Development of California and the West

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is concerned with the development that occurred in the western regions and in California. The first section shows that the initial excitement of the people over the arrival of the ... More


Leadership and Performance

Gordon Conway, Ousmane Badiane, and Katrin Glatzel

in Food for All in Africa: Sustainable Intensification for African Farmers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501743887
eISBN:
9781501744419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501743887.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the role of leadership in Africa's agricultural and economic development. At the beginning of the millennium, a series of developments on the continent created the conditions ... More


The Origins of the WFP, UNDP, and UNAIDS: A Cross-Case Probe

Tana Johnson

in Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717799
eISBN:
9780191787300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717799.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines prominent organizations drawn from various issue areas and time periods: the World Food Program (1930s to 1960s), the United Nations Development Program (1950s to 1960s), and ... More


Community Development Corporations, Black Capitalism, and the Mainstreaming of Black Power

Tom Adam Davies

in Mainstreaming Black Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292109
eISBN:
9780520965645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292109.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explains how Kennedy's Community Development Corporation (CDC) program and Nixon's black capitalism initiatives evolved out of the apparent failures and limitations of the War on Poverty ... More


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