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One Nation Undecided Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us

One Nation Undecided Clear Thinking about Five Hard Issues That Divide Us

Author: Peter H. Schuck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

How to think intelligently about the most divisive public issues confronting us today We've all expressed opinions about difficult hot-button issues without thinking them through. With so much media spin, political polarization, and mistrust of institutions, it's hard to know how to think about these tough challenges, much less what to do about them. One Nation Undecided takes on some of today's thorniest issues and walks you through each one step-by-step, explaining what makes it so difficult to grapple with and enabling you to think smartly about it. In this unique what-to-do book, Peter Schuck tackles poverty, immigration, affirmative action, campaign finance, and religious objections to gay marriage and transgender rights. No other book provides such a comprehensive, balanced, and accessible analysis of these urgent social controversies. One Nation Undecided gives you the facts and competing values, makes your thinking about them more sophisticated, and encourages you to draw your own conclusions.

Locked Out Regional Restrictions in Digital Entertainment Culture

Locked Out Regional Restrictions in Digital Entertainment Culture

Author: Evan Elkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

A rare insight into how industry practices like regional restrictions have shaped global media culture in the digital era This content is not available in your country. At some point, most media consumers around the world have run into a message like this. Whether trying to watch a DVD purchased during a vacation abroad, play an imported Japanese video game, or listen to a Spotify library while traveling, we are constantly reminded of geography's imprint on digital culture. We are locked out. Despite utopian hopes of a borderless digital society, DVDs, video games, and streaming platforms include digital rights management mechanisms that block media access within certain territories. These technologies of regional lockout are meant first and foremost to keep the entertainment industries' global markets distinct. But they also frustrate consumers and place territories on a hierarchy of global media access. Drawing on extensive research of media-industry strategies, consumer and retailer practices, and media regulation, Locked Out explores regional lockout's consequences for media around the globe. Power and capital are at play when it comes to who can consume what content and who can be a cultural influence. Looking across digital technologies, industries, and national contexts, Locked Out argues that the practice of regional lockout has shaped and reinforced global hierarchies of geography and culture.

Locked Out Regional Restrictions in Digital Entertainment Culture

Locked Out Regional Restrictions in Digital Entertainment Culture

Author: Evan Elkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2019

A rare insight into how industry practices like regional restrictions have shaped global media culture in the digital era This content is not available in your country. At some point, most media consumers around the world have run into a message like this. Whether trying to watch a DVD purchased during a vacation abroad, play an imported Japanese video game, or listen to a Spotify library while traveling, we are constantly reminded of geography's imprint on digital culture. We are locked out. Despite utopian hopes of a borderless digital society, DVDs, video games, and streaming platforms include digital rights management mechanisms that block media access within certain territories. These technologies of regional lockout are meant first and foremost to keep the entertainment industries' global markets distinct. But they also frustrate consumers and place territories on a hierarchy of global media access. Drawing on extensive research of media-industry strategies, consumer and retailer practices, and media regulation, Locked Out explores regional lockout's consequences for media around the globe. Power and capital are at play when it comes to who can consume what content and who can be a cultural influence. Looking across digital technologies, industries, and national contexts, Locked Out argues that the practice of regional lockout has shaped and reinforced global hierarchies of geography and culture.

Reorganizing Government A Functional and Dimensional Framework

Reorganizing Government A Functional and Dimensional Framework

Author: Alejandro Camacho, Robert Glicksman Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2019

A pioneering model for constructing and assessing government authority and achieving policy goals more effectively Regulation is frequently less successful than it could be, largely because the allocation of authority to regulatory institutions, and the relationships between them, are misunderstood. As a result, attempts to create new regulatory programs or mend under-performing ones are often poorly designed. Reorganizing Government explains how past approaches have failed to appreciate the full diversity of alternative approaches to organizing governmental authority. The authors illustrate the often neglected dimensional and functional aspects of inter-jurisdictional relations through in-depth explorations of several diverse case studies involving securities and banking regulation, food safety, pollution control, resource conservation, and terrorism prevention. This volume advances an analytical framework of governmental authority structured along three dimensions-centralization, overlap, and coordination. Camacho and Glicksman demonstrate how differentiating among these dimensions better illuminates the policy tradeoffs of organizational alternatives, and reduces the risk of regulatory failure. The book also explains how differentiating allocations of authority based on governmental function can lead to more effective regulation and governance. The authors illustrate the practical value of this framework for future reorganization efforts through the lens of climate change, an emerging and vital global policy challenge, and propose an adaptive governance infrastructure that could allow policy makers to embed the creation, evaluation, and adjustment of the organization of regulatory institutions into the democratic process itself.

Beyond the EU Regulatory State Energy Security and the Eurasian Gas Market

Beyond the EU Regulatory State Energy Security and the Eurasian Gas Market

Author: Andrea Prontera Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2019

The EU's growing dependence on natural gas and Russian resources, energy security has become a hot discussion topic in academia and in policy circles in Brussels, Washington and many European capitals. However, most of the books on the subject use a very descriptive and/or normative approach and very few attempt to theorise EU energy security outside of mainstream conceptualisations of the EU as an international actor. This book closes an important gap in the literature and offers a fresh perspective on EU energy studies, and it will be an important contribution to the debate on the development of European integration and the EU's role in international relations in the wake of the crisis in EU politics and in light of the EU's increasingly complex external environment. Due to its interdisciplinary features - the book combines EU studies, international affairs, political economy and energy studies - and the topics covered, this book will be of special interest to scholars of the international political economy of energy and to those interested in European politics and EU international relations.

Beyond the EU Regulatory State Energy Security and the Eurasian Gas Market

Beyond the EU Regulatory State Energy Security and the Eurasian Gas Market

Author: Andrea Prontera Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2019

The EU's growing dependence on natural gas and Russian resources, energy security has become a hot discussion topic in academia and in policy circles in Brussels, Washington and many European capitals. However, most of the books on the subject use a very descriptive and/or normative approach and very few attempt to theorise EU energy security outside of mainstream conceptualisations of the EU as an international actor. This book closes an important gap in the literature and offers a fresh perspective on EU energy studies, and it will be an important contribution to the debate on the development of European integration and the EU's role in international relations in the wake of the crisis in EU politics and in light of the EU's increasingly complex external environment. Due to its interdisciplinary features - the book combines EU studies, international affairs, political economy and energy studies - and the topics covered, this book will be of special interest to scholars of the international political economy of energy and to those interested in European politics and EU international relations.

Increasing Legal Rights for Zoo Animals Justice on the Ark

Increasing Legal Rights for Zoo Animals Justice on the Ark

Author: Nigel Rothfels Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

We are on the precipice of momentous legal changes for animals that may soon give some of them rights of personhood and citizenship. Companion animals in particular are gaining rights to public representation in government, access to housing, inheritance, and increased protection through the criminal justice system. Nonhuman primates used as research subjects are also gaining limited rights of personhood in some countries. This book examines how zoo animals could benefit from that revolution as well. Reviewing zoo law and politics in the United States, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia, scholars and zoo directors grapple with how the current law in those regions of the world impacts zoo animals and how it could be changed to serve them better. They discuss the ways in which zoo animals could benefit from some re-worked companion animal law in the United States; the challenges of reintroductions and their legal barriers; how we can extend ideas of human research subject rights to zoo animal research; the stark problems of too few animal welfare laws in South East Asia; the need for a central governing body focused solely on exotic captive animals in New Zealand; and the need for stricter laws preventing the exotic pet problem that is increasingly affecting both zoos and sanctuaries. The book starts a dialogue that moves the scholarship about zoos beyond a general discussion of ethics to a concrete dialogue and set of suggestions about how to extend legal rights to this group of animals.

The Chronic Silence of Political Parties in End of Life Policymaking in the United States

The Chronic Silence of Political Parties in End of Life Policymaking in the United States

Author: Bianca Easterly Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

In recent decades, the level of moral acceptability of choice at the end of life has reached record highs. Legislative responsiveness to public opinion, however, has resulted in far fewer and much slower adoption patterns. For example, if a growing number of Americans support aid in dying legislation, why are so few states adopting them? While extensive research that explores matters of death and dying from the medical, legal, and religious perspectives exists, scholars have yet to consider the role of politics in explaining end of life policy adoption patterns. The Chronic Silence of Political Parties in End of Life Policymaking in the United States retraces the right to die movement's legislative history from its beginnings to the adoption and diffusion of its most recent innovations-the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) Paradigm and death with dignity-to identify the various forces that hinder its progress.

Parents, Poverty and the State 20 Years of Evolving Family Policy

Parents, Poverty and the State 20 Years of Evolving Family Policy

Author: Naomi Eisenstadt, Carey Oppenheim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2019

Naomi Eisenstadt and Carey Oppenheim explore the radical changes in public attitudes and public policy concerning parents and parenting. Drawing on research and their extensive experience of working at senior levels of government, they argue convincingly that a more joined-up approach is needed to improve outcomes for children: both reducing child poverty and improving parental capacity by providing better support systems.

People and Climate Change Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Social Justice

People and Climate Change Vulnerability, Adaptation, and Social Justice

Climate change is a profoundly social and political challenge that threatens the well-being, livelihood, and survival of people in communities worldwide. Too often, those who have contributed least to climate change are the most likely to suffer from its negative consequences and are often excluded from the policy discussions and decisions that affect their lives. People and Climate Change pays particular attention to the social dimensions of climate change. It closely examines people's lived experience, climate-related injustice and inequity, why some groups are more vulnerable than others, and what can be done about it-especially through greater community inclusion in policy change. The book offers a diverse range of rich, community-based examples from across the Global North and Global South (e.g., sacrificial flood zones in urban Argentina, forced relocation of United Houma tribal members in the United States, gendered water insecurities in Bangladesh and Australia) while posing social and political questions about climate change (e.g., what can be done about the unequal consequences of climate change by questioning and transforming social institutions and arrangements?). It serves as an essential resource for practitioners, policymakers, and undergraduate-/graduate-level educators of courses in environmental studies, social work, urban studies, planning, geography, sociology, and other disciplines that address matters of climate and environmental change.

The Great Broadening How the Vast Expansion of the Policymaking Agenda Transformed American Politics

The Great Broadening How the Vast Expansion of the Policymaking Agenda Transformed American Politics

Author: Bryan D Jones, Sean M Theriault, Michelle Whyman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2019

Beginning in the late 1950s and continuing through the 1970s, the United States experienced a vast expansion in national policy making. During this period, the federal government extended its scope into policy arenas previously left to civil society or state and local governments. With The Great Broadening, Bryan D. Jones, Sean M. Theriault, and Michelle Whyman examine in detail the causes, internal dynamics, and consequences of this extended burst of activity. They argue that the broadening of government responsibilities into new policy areas such as health care, civil rights, and gender issues and the increasing depth of existing government programs explain many of the changes in America politics since the 1970s. Increasing government attention to particular issues was motivated by activist groups. In turn, the beneficiaries of the government policies that resulted became supporters of the government's activity, leading to the broad acceptance of its role. This broadening and deepening of government, however, produced a reaction as groups critical of its activities organized to resist and roll back its growth.

Public Management Institutional Renewal for the Twenty-first Century

Public Management Institutional Renewal for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Lawrence R. Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/06/2019

The economic order is currently undergoing a transformation stimulated by the Information Revolution, which will ultimately effect changes of great magnitude in the state and its institutions. This volume is designed to meet four objectives: to define public management as a disciplinary field in a new way, thereby promoting a better understanding of the field and of how it differs from business management; to explain recent trends in public management; to clarify some basic ideas for improving public service; and to show how public organizations can be renewed to make them more responsive and productive. The first chapter defines public management and addresses a second question: What should public management researchers study? Other chapters describe steps in the process of institutional renewal, including restructuring, work process engineering, reinvention, realignment, and rethinking. Chapter 8 concentrates on a key aspect of institutional renewal: improving the utilization of information. This chapter completes the body of analysis and advice offered to public officials and managers as the challenges of the twenty-first century are addressed.