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.

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

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.

Mainstreaming Human Rights

In Whitehall and Westminster

Author: Ian Bynoe,Sarah Spencer

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9781860300745

Category: Human rights

Page: 106

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Magna Carta

The Medieval Roots of Modern Politics

Author: David Starkey

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681445999

Category: History

Page: 288

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In this erudite, entertaining book, award-winning historian and television presenter David Starkey untangles historical and modern misconceptions about one of the founding documents of democracy. Along the way, he shows how the Magna Carta laid the foundation for the British constitution, influenced the American Revolution and the U.S. constitution, and continues to shape jurisprudential thinking about individual rights around the world today. In 1215, King John I of England faced a domestic crisis. He had just lost an expensive campaign to retake his ancestral lands in France, an unfortunate adventure that he had funded by heavily taxing the baronial lords of England. Sick of the unpopular king's heavy-handed rule, and unimpressed by the king's unsuccessful attempt to seize Normandy, the feudal barons united to make demands of their sovereign for certain protections. These demands, the "Articles of the Barons," were submitted to the king in rough draft after the rebels occupied three cities, most significantly London. A few years later, after being edited and amplified by the then-Archbishop of Canterbury, the Articles would come to be known as the Magna Carta. The self-interested barons couldn't have known it at the time, but those demands would one day become the bedrock of democratic political development around the globe--even though that influence was largely due to mythologizing by later scholars who warped the symbolism of the document to support their arguments in favor of the rights of all citizens. Although the Magna Carta itself made no requests on behalf of the peasantry, in its structure the outlines of modern democratic reform are plainly visible. Among other things, it demanded limits on the ability of the crown to levy taxes; protection of the rights of the church; the guarantee of swift justice; and a ban on unjust imprisonment. Those protections and guarantees were strictly intended for benefit of feudal barons, but the free citizens of today's democratic nations owe an enormous debt to this history-changing document.

Acid Dreams

The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond

Author: Martin A. Lee,Bruce Shlain

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802196063

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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“An engrossing account” of the history of LSD, the psychedelic 1960s, and the clandestine mind games of the CIA (William Burroughs). Beginning with the discovery of LSD in 1943, this “monumental social history of psychedelia” tracks the most potent drug known to science—from its use by the government during the paranoia of the Cold War to its spill-over into a revolutionary antiestablishment recreation during the Vietnam War—setting the stage for one of the great ideological battles of the decade (The Village Voice). In the intervening years, the CIA launched a massive covert research program in the hope that LSD would serve as an espionage weapon; psychiatric pioneers came to believe that acid would shed light on the perplexing problems of mental illness; and a new generation of writers and artists in countercultural transition sought to break the “mind-forged manacles” of a new generation in rebellion—among them, Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey, the Beatles, Allen Ginsberg, William Mellon Hitchcock, and Abbie Hoffman. Painting an indelible portrait of an unforgettable era and using startling information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Acid Dreams also exposes one of the most bizarre, shocking, and often tragic episodes in American history. “An important historical synthesis of the spread and effects of a drug that served as a central metaphor for an era.” —John Sayles “Marvelously detailed . . . loaded with startling revelations.” —Los Angeles Daily News

Beyond the New Public Management

Changing Ideas and Practices in Governance

Author: Martin Minogue,Charles Polidano,David Hulme

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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This text brings together a number of specialists who examine the range of ideas and concepts of the new models of reform, paying particular attention to the "new public management" model and to strategies of good governance. It evaluates progress made by governments and aid donors in putting these ideas into practice. Using case studies from both the developed and developing world, it emphasizes the extent to which public management and governance reforms are being applied throughout the international arena. The examples used focus on the problems of policy and institutional transfers between the industrialized world and developing countries. Multidisciplinary in its approach, it draws on literature and research from management studies, political science, sociology, economics and devolopment studies, and points to issues likely to dominate research agenda.

Public sector reform and the citizen's charter

Author: Chris Willett

Publisher: Blackstone Pr

ISBN: 9781854316011

Category: Law

Page: 127

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A text which looks at the role of the Citizen's Charter in the much changed public sector. This sector in which "government by contract", compulsory competitive tendering, Next Step agencies, and audit have a very significant role to play. In addition to this there is the concept of the Citizen's Charter, intended to set standards for service delivery and to hold suppliers to account when those standards are not met. It cuts across traditional boundaries, looking at theories of citizenship and considering the Charter from consumerist, constitutional, criminal justice and access to justice perspectives. The text provides a theoretical discussion of some of the questions raised by the new structures and ideas that regulate the new public sector. Intended for students and academics alike. The series aims to foster the established commitment of the University of Warwick to the contextual study of law.

The Precariat

The New Dangerous Class

Author: Guy Standing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474294189

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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First published in 2011 The Precariat is the hugely influential first account of an emerging class of people facing insecurity, moving in and out of precarious work that gives little meaning to their lives. Standing warns that the growth of the precariat is producing instabilities in society. Its internal divisions have led to the villainization of migrants and other vulnerable groups and some are susceptible to the dangers of political extremism. Standing argues for a new politics which puts the fears and aspirations of the precariat at the heart of a progressive strategy of redistribution and income security. The precariat is an increasingly global phenomenon, highly visible in the ongoing migrant crisis and protest movements around the world. In a new preface for the Revelations edition Guy Standing discusses recent political developments and their effect on the precariat.

The Urban Village

A Charter for Democracy and Sustainable Development in the City

Author: Alberto Magnaghi

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842775813

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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When first published in Italy, this book sold out in months. It stirred much media interest and was widely welcomed across the political spectrum and in scholarly circles. Now available in English in an updated version, The Urban Village introduces the concept of self-sustainable local development based on each locality's territorial specificities and traditions. After exploring the significance of local development in all its political, social and technical dimensions, Professor Magnaghi sets out a concrete vision for a new urban regional 'utopia'. He proposes, in addition to conventional indices of wealth and income, other criteria of social progress - including quality of life, social solidarity, and the development of non-commercial caring relations. Only when local communities value their local heritages, he argues, and build themselves on a basis of local economic self-government, will they be able to resist the colonization and marginalization that globalization so often inflicts on them.At a time when the idea of the local, the demand for genuine decentralization capable of building effective community-level self-governing institutions, innovative democratic experiments, and ecological sustainability are all attracting more public interest, Alberto Magnaghi's blend of theoretical thinking and practical proposals is likely to prove a source of inspiration for politicians, planners and citizens wrestling with the challenge of building urban and rural communities.Alberto Magnaghi is Professor of Land Use Planning at the University of Florence and leader of a nationwide research project to explore the importance of Italy's local heritage for endogenous development in the country's various regions. Besides many academic publications, he is the author of The Charter for a New Municipium that was presented at the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre in 2002.

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.

Beyond the market and state

social enterprises and civil democracy in a welfare society

Author: Victor Alexis Pestoff

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Ltd

ISBN: 9781840145755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

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