Beyond the Citizen's Charter

New Directions for Social Rights

Author: Ian Bynoe

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9781860300356

Category: Administrative agencies

Page: 144

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A Smarter Charter

Finding What Works for Charter Schools and Public Education

Author: Richard D. Kahlenberg,Halley Potter

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807755796

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Moving beyond the debate over whether or not charter schools should exist, A Smarter Charter wrestles with the question of what kind of charter schools we should encourage. The authors begin by tracing the evolution of charter schools from Albert Shanker's original vision of giving teachers room to innovate while educating a diverse population of students, to today's charter schools where student segregation levels are even higher than in traditional public schools. In the second half of the book, the authors examine two key reforms currently seen in a small but growing number of charter schools, socioeconomic integration and teacher voice, that have the potential to improve performance and reshape the stereotypical image of what it means to be a charter school.

A Precariat Charter

From Denizens to Citizens

Author: Guy Standing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472507983

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Guy Standing's immensely influential 2011 book introduced the Precariat as an emerging mass class, characterized by inequality and insecurity. Standing outlined the increasingly global nature of the Precariat as a social phenomenon, especially in the light of the social unrest characterized by the Occupy movements. He outlined the political risks they might pose, and at what might be done to diminish inequality and allow such workers to find a more stable labour identity. His concept and his conclusions have been widely taken up by thinkers from Noam Chomsky to Zygmunt Bauman, by political activists and by policy-makers. This new book takes the debate a stage further, looking in more detail at the kind of progressive politics that might form the vision of a Good Society in which such inequality, and the instability it produces, is reduced. A Precariat Charter discusses how rights - political, civil, social and economic - have been denied to the Precariat, and argues for the importance of redefining our social contract around notions of associational freedom, agency and the commons.

The Citizen's Charter

Author: J. A. Chandler

Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781855217034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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The Citizen's Charter has been described as John Major's big idea and despite its detractors, has been implemented in a wide range of public sector organisations. These include the Health Service, the rail industry, education, social security and local government. The application of the charters should, in theory, revolutionise service delivery and ensure that public services are sensitive to the needs of citizens.This study presents chapters by distinguished academic authors that evaluate the general philosophy of the Citizen's Charter and analyze its application to a number of specific services. The study will, therefore, consider whether the initiative was primarily concerned to benefit the citizen or to achieve cost cutting or greater central control in the public sector. There are few studies of this significant initiative currently available and this study will, therefore, cover a serious gap in the literature on public administration and management.

Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education

What's at Stake?

Author: Michael Fabricant,Michelle Fine

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771260

Category: Electronic books

Page: 168

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This book will reset the discourse on charter schooling by systematically exploring the gap between the promise and the performance of charter schools. The authors do not defend the public school system, which for decades has failed primarily poor children of color. Instead, they use empirical evidence to determine whether charter schooling offers an authentic alternative for these children. In concise chapters, they address a series of important questions related to the recent ascent of charter schools and the radical restructuring of public education. This essential introduction includes a detailed history of the charter movement, an analysis of the politics and economics driving the movement, documentation of actual student outcomes, and alternative images of transforming public education to serve all children.

A Precariat Charter

From Denizens to Citizens

Author: Guy Standing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472507983

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Guy Standing's immensely influential 2011 book introduced the Precariat as an emerging mass class, characterized by inequality and insecurity. Standing outlined the increasingly global nature of the Precariat as a social phenomenon, especially in the light of the social unrest characterized by the Occupy movements. He outlined the political risks they might pose, and at what might be done to diminish inequality and allow such workers to find a more stable labour identity. His concept and his conclusions have been widely taken up by thinkers from Noam Chomsky to Zygmunt Bauman, by political activists and by policy-makers. This new book takes the debate a stage further, looking in more detail at the kind of progressive politics that might form the vision of a Good Society in which such inequality, and the instability it produces, is reduced. A Precariat Charter discusses how rights - political, civil, social and economic - have been denied to the Precariat, and argues for the importance of redefining our social contract around notions of associational freedom, agency and the commons.

The Reconceptualization of European Union Citizenship

Author: Elspeth Guild,Cristina Gortázar Rotaeche,Dora Kostakopoulou

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004251529

Category: Law

Page: 424

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This book maps out, from a variety of theoretical standpoints, the challenges generated by European integration and EU citizenship for community membership, belonging and polity-making beyond the state. It does so by focusing on three main issues of relevance for how EU citizenship has developed and its capacity to challenge state sovereignty and authority as the main loci of creating and delivering rights and protection. First, it looks at the relationship between citizenship of the Union and European identity and assesses how immigration and access to nationality in the Member States impact on the development of a common European identity. Secondly, it discusses how the idea of solidarity interacts with the boundaries of EU citizenship as constructed by the entitlement and capacity of mobile citizens to enjoy equality and social rights as EU citizens. Thirdly, the book engages with issues of EU citizenship and equality as the building blocks of the EU project. By engaging with these themes, this volume provides a topical and comprehensive account of the present and future development of Union citizenship and studies the collisions between the realisation of its constructive potential and Member State autonomy.

Social Policy and Social Justice

The IPPR Reader

Author: Jane Franklin,Institute for Public Policy Research (London, England)

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9780745619408

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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3. What are human needs? - Ian Gough

The Midnight Charter

Author: David Whitley

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 0307372669

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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Agora is an insular city-state where anything can be bought and sold. Everything is a commodity; goods, services, people, thoughts, concepts and even emotions are bartered on the open market. It’s an economy without money, where trade is the only way of life and debt is death. The successful elite rule, plague festers in the pitiless slums, and children are possessions until their twelfth birthdays. In the ancient tower of Count Stelli, the city’s greatest astrologer, two children meet, both of whom have been sold into servitude. Mark is an emotional, imaginative boy who is sold by his father to the Count’s grandson in return for medical treatment. The other child, Lily, is reserved and thoughtful; an orphan now owned by the Count. At first, threatened with being thrown out to die on the disease-ridden streets if they displease their masters, Mark and Lily’s only goal is to work and survive. However, as they begin to understand that they can shape their own destinies, they each find their own path — Mark within the system, angling for power and the security it brings; and Lily beyond it, determined to change the city forever. Unbeknownst to them both, however, Mark and Lily are watched by the mysterious ruler of Agora, the Director of Receipts, whose interest in the apparently insignificant pair is more than a passing one. From the Hardcover edition.

Administrative Justice in the 21st Century

Author: Michael Harris,Martin Partington

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1901362663

Category: Law

Page: 585

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The new millennium provides an opportunity for the reappraisal of the British system of administrative justice; this volume presents and indispensable repository of the ideas needed to understand how that system should develop over the coming years. This book contains revised versions of the papers given at the International Conference on Administrative Justice held in Bristol in 1997. Forty yeaars after the publication of the Franks Committee report on Tribunals and Inquires, the conference reflected on developments since then and sought to provoke degate aBout how the future might unfold. Among the themes addressed in the papers are: the effect of the changing nature of the state on current institutions; human rights and administrative justice; the relationship between decision taking, riviews of decisions, and the adjudication of appeals; and the overview of administrative justice, taking into account lessons from abroad.

The Precariat

The New Dangerous Class

Author: Guy Standing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849664544

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book presents the Precariat ? an emerging class, comprising the rapidly growing number of people facing lives of insecurity, moving in and out of jobs that give little meaning to their lives. Guy Standing argues that this class is producing instabilities in society. Although it would be wrong to characterise members of the Precariat as victims, many are frustrated and angry. The Precariat is dangerous because it is internally divided, leading to the villainisation of migrants and other vulnerable groups. Lacking agency, its members may be susceptible to the siren calls of political extremism. To prevent a 'politics of inferno', Guy Standing argues for a 'politics of paradise', in which redistribution and income security are reconfi gured in a new kind of Good Society, and in which the fears and aspirations of the Precariat are made central to a progressive strategy.

Brothers Beyond the Sea

National Socialism in Canada

Author: Jonathan F. Wagner

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 155458812X

Category: History

Page: 190

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During the years 1933 to 1939, a pro-Nazi movement developed in Canada. With the support of the German National Socialist Party, Canadian pro-Nazi institutions were formed: clubs, rallies, schools, and newspapers. The movement ended in failure. The author analyzes the reasons for the formation and decline of the National Socialist Party in Canada, describing in the process the general characteristics of the German community in Canada, the extent of Nazi activity in this country, and the influence of the Canadian environment on the movement. The book, well researched and carefully documented, is an original contribution to Canadian history of the 1930s.

The Corporations of England and Wales

Containing a Succinct Account of the Constitution, Privileges, Powers, Revenues, and Expenditure of Each Corporation : Together with Details Shewing the Practical Working of the Corporate System in Each Borough of City, and Any Defects Or Abuses which May Have Been Found to Exist ; in Two Volumes

Author: Alexander James Edmund Cockburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 372

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