They Meant Well: Government Project Disasters by D.R. by D.R. Mydleton

By D.R. Mydleton

How is it that such a lot of significant, government-sponsored initiatives can lose lots funds? because the identify of this e-book makes transparent, the reply to this query doesn't lie with malign intentions on behalf in their promoters in govt. In a hugely readable yet unique account of the heritage of six significant executive venture mess ups, D R Myddelton exhibits that failure effects from mismanagement, loss of transparent strains of accountability and shortage of responsibility. those difficulties have their roots within the wider fiscal difficulties of venture quasi-commercial ventures within the public, instead of within the inner most, region. This leads to well-meaning politicians and govt officers losing large sums of taxpayers' money.The initiatives tested during this publication conceal a interval of eighty years. Their research ends up in vital classes for a much wider variety of financial task within which governments get entangled, together with significant govt IT tasks and the website hosting of the Olympic video games in 2012. The case research technique guarantees that the booklet is especially readable; it additionally offers a great foundation for dialogue on collage classes, together with MBAs that disguise public coverage and administration matters.

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Electronic Government and the Information Systems by Andrea Kő, Enrico Francesconi

By Andrea Kő, Enrico Francesconi

This publication constitutes the refereed court cases of the fifth foreign convention on digital executive and the knowledge platforms point of view, EGOVIS 2016, held in Porto, Portugal, in September 2016, at the side of DEXA 2015.

The 22 revised complete papers offered including 3 invited speak have been rigorously reviewed and chosen from 27 submissions. The papers are geared up within the following topical sections: e-government situations - felony matters; e-government circumstances - technical matters; open information and transparency; wisdom illustration and modeling in e-government; clever structures in e-government; e-government examine and clever platforms; e-government facts and data administration; identification administration in e-government.

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God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson by Vincent Phillip Muñoz

By Vincent Phillip Muñoz

Did the Founding Fathers intend to construct a "wall of separation" among church and country? Are public Ten Commandments screens or the word "under God" within the Pledge of Allegiance in line with the Founders' understandings of spiritual freedom? In God and the Founders, Dr. Vincent Phillip Muñoz solutions those questions via delivering new, entire interpretations of James Madison, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. by way of examining Madison's, Washington's, and Jefferson's public files, deepest writings, and political activities, Muñoz explains the Founders' competing church-state political philosophies. Muñoz explores how Madison, Washington, and Jefferson agreed and disagreed via displaying how their diverse ideas of spiritual freedom might come to a decision the perfect Court's most crucial First modification faith situations. God and the Founders solutions the query, "What might the Founders do?" for the main urgent church-state problems with our time, together with prayer in public colleges, govt help of faith, and felony burdens on individual's spiritual sense of right and wrong.

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Developments in American Politics 7 by Gillian Peele, Christopher Bailey, Bruce Cain

By Gillian Peele, Christopher Bailey, Bruce Cain

Written by means of a workforce of major specialists of yankee politics, this article presents an authoritative and knowledgeable research of the most recent matters, tendencies and advancements. absolutely updated, the ebook takes complete account of the political panorama that the 2012 elections and the coverage dilemmas which face Obama's moment administration.

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Pension Games: Bad Decisions and Backroom Deals in Illinois' by Chicago Tribune Staff, WGN-TV Staff

By Chicago Tribune Staff, WGN-TV Staff

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and previous Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley have whatever in universal that may simply turn into every one in their undoing: Chicago's critically underfunded public pension approach. Pension Games is a chain of investigative experiences at the damaged, corrupt procedure that gives retirement funds to Chicago's many public provider staff. starting in 2010, the Tribune has tracked this unfolding quandary from its start to its present kingdom, roiling political and company figures from prepare dinner County to Springfield. via its in-depth examine and watchdog reporting, the Chicago Tribune has uncovered mismanagement and corruption in the pension process through public officers previous and present.

Pension video games is a hard-hitting disclose that unearths how former mayor Richard M. Daley used pension cash to make political offers and provides outsized pensions to all types of urban workers—himself integrated. by way of the historical past of the pension approach, the character of the legislation themselves, and a trove of fundamental fabrics, investigative reporters have exposed rampant corruption and uncorrected mess ups that experience ended in an try out at state-wide pension reform. Complementing this research of public files and funds are profiles and case experiences of particular participants, bringing the result of the system's misuse and abuse to life.

As the Tribune endured to enquire the problems on the middle of the pension challenge, it will definitely prompted an professional check out pension reform in Illinois, in addition to a brand new federal research of a number of union officials' pensions in Chicago. The fast and long term crises posed by means of a pension procedure unhinged are on the vanguard of public officials' minds, no longer the least of whom contain Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn. in the event that they can't reform those public finance platforms, it could actually simply be their very own political careers that would pay the cost. What's extra is that any convictions or revelations caused by the reformation strategy and federal research could taint if now not undo outright the principally confident legacy of Richard M. Daley.

For the 1st time ever, one publication examines the breadth and intensity of the pension challenge in Illinois and Chicago, pronounced with precision through the award-winning Chicago Tribune employees.

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An Argument Open to All: Reading "The Federalist" in the by Sanford Levinson

By Sanford Levinson

From certainly one of America’s such a lot unusual constitutional students, an exciting exploration of America’s most renowned political tract and its relevance to today’s politics

In An Argument Open to All, well known criminal student Sanford Levinson takes a unique method of what's probably America’s most famed political tract.  instead of obstacle himself with the authors as historic figures, or how The Federalist is helping us comprehend the unique motive of the framers of the structure, Levinson examines each one essay for the political knowledge it could possibly provide us at the present time. In eighty-five brief essays, every one keyed to another essay in The Federalist, he considers such questions as no matter if current generations can reconsider their constitutional preparations; how a lot attempt we must always exert to maintain America’s conventional tradition; and even if The Federalist’s arguments even recommend the desirability of worldwide government.

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Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations by Charles P. Henry

By Charles P. Henry

Ever because the unfulfilled promise of “forty acres and a mule,” the United States has constantly didn't confront the difficulty of racial injustice. Exploring why the United States has did not compensate Black american citizens for the wrongs of slavery, Long Overdue presents a heritage of the racial reparations flow and exhibits why it really is an idea whose time has come.

Martin Luther King, Jr., remarked in his “I Have a Dream” speech that the US has given Black voters a “bad cost” marked “insufficient funds.” but except a number of Black nationalists, the decision for reparations has been peripheral to Black coverage calls for. Charles P. Henry examines Americans’unwillingness to confront this fiscal injustice, and crafts a skillful ethical, political, financial, and historic argument for African American reparations, targeting winning political cases.

In the wake of modern successes in South Africa and New Zealand, new versions for reparations have lately discovered traction in a few American towns and states, from Dallas to Baltimore and Virginia to California. by way of different dispossessed groups—Native american citizens, Holocaust survivors, and jap internment sufferers within the 1940s—Henry exhibits how a few teams have gained the struggle for reparations.

As storm Katrina made obvious, the legacy of racial segregation and monetary drawback is rarely a long way lower than the skin in the USA. Long Overdue presents an updated survey of the political and legislative efforts which are now breaking the outside to maneuver reparations into the center of our nationwide dialogue approximately race.

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For Better or for Worse: The Marriage of Science and by Alfred K. Mann

By Alfred K. Mann

This background of the expansion of government-funded technology within the usa on the grounds that international conflict II finds the accomplishments and disappointments that grew out of the effective and fruitful alliance among technology and executive: from the new york venture to the 1st Apollo venture, from the Atomic power Commission's "Atoms for Peace" initiative to the bungled Superconducting tremendous Collider venture.

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AIDS And the Public Work Force: Local Government by James D. Slack

By James D. Slack

"AIDS and the general public workforce" examines the level to which neighborhood governments are ready to regulate the office ramifications of the AIDS epidemic. Slack surveyed 526 urban managers and mayors around the usa in the course of summer season 1989, picking neighborhood govt because the point of interest since it represents the most important workforce within the state. This learn addresses 4 severe place of work matters suitable to the AIDS epidemic: the criminal expectancies for dealing with AIDS within the workforce; practitioners' attitudes at the basic subject of AIDS, in addition to their perspectives at the problems with worker choice and screening, confidentiality of worker well-being prestige and citizen touch with staff within the HIV spectrum; the extent of neighborhood govt preparedness in handling the epidemic's influence at the workforce; and components that designate the level of management's reaction to the place of work ramifications of AIDS. whereas the legislations calls for employers to guard the civil rights of employees within the HIV spectrum, a striking share of urban managers and mayors convey matters on key place of work concerns. Many practitioners favour HIV antibody trying out within the place of work. They query, besides, the knowledge of allowing direct touch among contaminated staff and the citizenry. those urban directors are torn among the arguments favouring the confidentiality of the employee's future health and people helping the best of the citizen to understand in regards to the workings of presidency, together with disclosure of AIDS-related information regarding urban staff. Practitioners additionally underestimate the variety of employees contaminated through the ailment; in accordance with the quantity that specialists think to be contaminated within the common inhabitants, practitioners' estimates will be six instances greater. such a lot neighborhood governments haven't constructed any formal office plans to regulate the AIDS epidemic. The ways that forms responds to the HIV spectrum within the office will supply form to the extent of public companies to be had, in addition to the style within which these companies are brought.

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