Download E-books Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development PDF

By Daniel Immerwahr

Thinking Small tells the tale of ways the USA sought to rescue the realm from poverty via small-scale, community-based ways. And it additionally sounds a caution: such techniques, now back fashionable, were attempted sooner than, with usually disastrous consequences.

It is usual for historians to interpret the USA’ postwar improvement campaigns as ill-advised makes an attempt to impose modernity upon poorer international locations. The small-scale initiatives which are well known this present day mark a retreat from that top-down, heavy-handed technique. yet Daniel Immerwahr indicates that community-based improvement is not anything new: it's been current because the origins of foreign improvement perform, latest alongside―and occasionally on the center of―grander schemes to modernize the worldwide South. His transnational examine follows a suite of odd bedfellows―the Peace Corps and the CIA, Mohandas Gandhi and Ferdinand Marcos, antipoverty activists and chilly Warriors―united through their conviction that improvement shouldn't be approximately engineers development dams yet approximately groups shaping their very own fates. The courses they designed coated thousands of thousands of individuals in a few sixty nations, ultimately making their as far back as the us itself through the conflict on Poverty.

Yet the wish that small groups may well carry themselves up used to be usually upset, as self-help gave strategy to crushing sorts of neighborhood oppression. Thinking Small challenges those that wish to get rid of poverty to consider carefully in regards to the dangers in addition to some great benefits of group development.

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Download E-books Restructuring large housing estates in Europe: Restructuring and resistance inside the welfare industry PDF

All over Europe post-Second global struggle large-scale housing estates face actual, financial, social and cultural difficulties. This publication provides the main findings of an enormous EU-funded examine programme into the restructuring of twenty-nine large-scale housing estates in Northern, Western, Southern and jap Europe. coverage and perform among and in the ten international locations studied - united kingdom, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, and France - is in comparison. whereas present literature specializes in the dangers of large-scale housing estates, this publication starts off from the idea that the estates might be remodeled into appealing locations to reside and specializes in the probabilities of sustainability and renewal via social, actual and coverage actions.Specifically, the ebook explains the origins and nature of up to date difficulties at the estates; examines which coverage goals, measures and strategies have had the best impression; assesses and compares a variety of neighborhood, local and nationwide projects; discusses present rules and philosophies, equivalent to 'place making' and 'collaborative making plans' which are prone to impact destiny coverage and perform and offers sturdy perform counsel for neighbourhood sustainability and renewal.Written by way of a multi-national crew of specialists and drawing on unique fieldwork, the ebook offers distinctive comparative insights into the current and destiny place of large-scale housing estates in Europe. Restructuring large-scale housing estates in Europe is a useful source for a large viewers of teachers, researchers, scholars and coverage makers within the fields of housing, city experiences, group stories, regeneration, making plans and social policy.

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Download E-books Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages PDF

By Saskia Sassen

Where does the geographical region finish and globalization start? In Territory, Authority, Rights, one of many world's top specialists on globalization indicates how the nationwide nation made contemporary worldwide period attainable. Saskia Sassen argues that even whereas globalization is healthier understood as "denationalization," it is still formed, channeled, and enabled through associations and networks initially constructed with countries in brain, equivalent to the guideline of legislation and appreciate for personal authority. This technique of country making produced many of the features allowing the worldwide period. the adaptation is that those features became a part of new organizing logics: actors except geographical regions set up them for brand new reasons. Sassen builds her case via reading how 3 parts of any society in any age--territory, authority, and rights--have replaced in themselves and of their interrelationships throughout 3 significant ancient "assemblages": the medieval, the nationwide, and the global.

The e-book contains 3 components. the 1st, "Assembling the National," lines the emergence of territoriality within the heart a while and considers monarchical divinity as a precursor to sovereign secular authority. the second one half, "Disassembling the National," analyzes fiscal, felony, technological, and political stipulations and tasks which are shaping new organizing logics. The 3rd half, "Assemblages of an international electronic Age," examines specific intersections of the hot electronic applied sciences with territory, authority, and rights.

Sweeping in scope, wealthy intimately, and hugely readable, Territory, Authority, Rights is a definitive new assertion on globalization that might resonate through the social sciences.

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Download E-books Klimawandel und Gesundheit: Internationale, nationale und regionale Herausforderungen und Antworten (Springer-Lehrbuch) (German Edition) PDF

Der Klimawandel und die daraus resultierenden Auswirkungen auf Gesundheit, Umwelt und Gesellschaft werden in den nächsten Jahren sowohl lokal wie auch worldwide wichtige Fragen sein, auf die Antworten gefunden werden müssen.  Das Buch führt anhand der wesentlichen Aspekte der direkten und indirekten klimawandelbedingten Gesundheitsfolgen  in das Thema „Klimawandel und Gesundheit“ ein. Dabei wird herausgearbeitet, dass klimabedingten Gesundheitsfolgen nur wissenschaftlich-interdisziplinär sowie über administrative und hierarchische Ebenen und über geografische und politische Grenzen hinaus effektiv entgegengewirkt werden kann. Im Hinblick auf die Herausforderungen, die hierzulande zu bewältigen sind und sein werden, helfen die zusammengetragenen Fakten, die Öffentlichkeit und Politik für dieses Thema weiter zu sensibilisieren. Zudem finden Fachleuten und Experten in öffentlichen Verwaltungen (z. B. in der Stadtplanung oder im öffentlichen Gesundheitsdienst) viele Fallbeispiele, die als Anregung für deren Arbeit für eine gesunde Umwelt dienen. Studierende wie Wissenschaftler der Gesundheitswissenschaften und angrenzender Disziplinen wie Geografie, Klimatologie, Stadtplanung und Architektur, Ökonomie und Sozialwissenschaften werden eine  reiche Quelle an Informationen finden, um sie für die Forschung in diesem Bereich zu begeistern. ​

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Download E-books The New Public Management: Improving Research and Policy Dialogue (Wildavsky Forum Series) PDF

By Michael Barzelay

How policymakers should still consultant, deal with, and oversee public bureaucracies is a query that lies on the middle of up to date debates approximately executive and public management. of their look for larger platforms of public administration, reformers have appeared particularly on the uk, Australia, and New Zealand. those international locations are exemplars of the recent Public administration, a time period used to explain specific new issues, kinds, and styles of public carrier administration. Calling for public administration to develop into a colourful box of public coverage, this useful publication consolidates contemporary paintings at the New Public administration and offers a foundation for bettering examine and coverage debate on coping with public bureaucracies.

A copublication with the Russell Sage Foundation

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Download E-books The Urban and Regional Planning Reader (Routledge Urban Reader Series) PDF

By Eugenie L. Birch

The city and neighborhood making plans Reader attracts jointly the superior of vintage and modern writings to light up the making plans of towns and metropolitan components. Forty-seven beneficiant choices comprise contributions from Lewis Mumford, Jane Jacobs, Ian McHarg, Paul Davidoff, Charles Harr, Susan Fainstein and Charles J. Hoch via to Timothy Beatley; Jonathan Barnett, Alex Garvin, Tom Daniels, Andres Duany and Barbara Faga. the range and big choice of readings bargains probably the most leading edge amalgamations of making plans examine and practice.

The Reader lays out the context, variety of matters, heritage, tools and key subject matters for twenty-first century city and local making plans. Sections at the global of making plans, background and concept, vintage readings, perform and present matters comprise writings with a spotlight at the distribution of area and position, essays on housing, transportation layout, setting, neighborhood improvement, the consequences of cultural variety and data know-how on land use and different subject matters. It monitors the recommendations used to direct and keep an eye on development, together with zoning, grasp making plans, public budgeting and citizen participation. It explores varieties of plans unusual by means of their scale and reference sort. It references analytical and presentation concepts and descriptions moral matters confronting planners.

This Urban and nearby making plans Reader presents an important source, for college kids of making plans, drawing jointly vital yet broadly dispersed writings and the linked bibliography is a source which allows deeper investigations. The synthesis can be precious for teachers and researches within the region and the pertinent editorial commentaries previous every one access not just display its value, but additionally define the problem surrounding the subject.

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Download E-books Re-framing Regional Development: Evolution, Innovation and Transition PDF

Turbulence characterises the present international scene. This publication makes use of complementary theoretical methods to appreciate and aid prescribe guidelines to ‘re-frame’ the neighborhood improvement challenge in turbulent occasions. those techniques are: evolutionary complexity; evolutionary monetary geography; emergence conception; and resilience conception. From less than, they handle the 4 significant crises making a ‘perfect typhoon’ for societies and economics concerning: the weather swap drawback; the power challenge; the banking and monetary trouble; and the worldwide monetary crisis.

This booklet analyses and proposes ways that nearby economies, particularly, are having to be ‘reframed’ to deal with those crises. First, many needs to evolve in new methods, in all likelihood relocating again from the ‘service economic system’ in the direction of a brand new, greener kind of production of products in addition to companies. consequently, neighborhood economies are innovating in new methods. among those are the hunt for ‘relatedness’ inside of their very own neighborhood orbits, and selling ‘modularity’ as a method of study and a coverage stance to stimulate innovation throughout and geographical borders.

Finally, nearby economies and societies are getting to know that, from a ‘resilience’ viewpoint, they have to locate solutions to the better degrees of governance with which they more and more fight. during this appreciate nearby economies are in ‘transition’ and neighborhood tactics are ‘emergent’. The transition seeks to deal with the 4 crises, related to re-balancing, re-directing and re-framing destiny coverage and perform. This publication describes a few of the novel ‘framings’ excited by realizing the recent ways that this significant activity is being addressed in thought, coverage and daily practice.

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Download E-books Shifting Sense in Spatial Planning: Looking Back to the Future (Design Science Planning) PDF

Shifting feel in Spatial Planning provides a transparent and built-in view of attainable local and concrete futures set in the contesting contexts of globalization and an ever extra excessive look for neighborhood id. even if the inherent contradiction of higher localism in a globalizing international may well, at a superficial look, seem to be symptomatic of a harassed research, the truth is that position and locations are consistent components that offer social solidarity and supply a foundation for deliberate transition. In emphasising the significance of the spatial, and via atmosphere this overview inside of particular socio-economic contexts, many of the chapters of Shifting feel in Spatial Planning offer useful insights into the demanding situations dealing with either teachers and society as a whole.

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Download E-books Towards an Urban Nation: Germany since 178 (German Historical Perspectives) PDF

For many of us, urbanization and the expansion of huge towns promised new lives, employment possibilities and elevated prosperity. And in the end this primary technique of social switch witnessed the unfold of a brand new city lifestyle. within the brief run, in spite of the fact that, the speedy urbanization of German society introduced quite a number urgent social, political and environmental matters. speedily increasing towns intended overcrowding, disease, pollutants and transforming into inequality among the wealthy and terrible. whereas a few of these difficulties have been principally triumph over during the 20th century, German towns confronted new demanding situations as a result of the Nazi dictatorship, the bombing of global struggle II, and the interventions of urban planners in either the GDR and the Federal Republic.

This e-book explores the character and effect of Germany's urbanization throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and emphasizes the diversity of recommendations and reforms, either inner most and governmental, brought to deal with those concerns. What did those new towns appear like? How did they increase? Who ran them? How have been towns perceived by way of their population? Exploring those and different key questions, this ebook makes an essential new contribution to stories of urbanization, probably the most primary components within the production of the trendy era.

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